Chloe Zhao is set to direct “The Eternals” for Marvel

The iconic Jack Kirby created “The Eternals” are coming to the big screen and is said to be Marvel’s next big franchise.

Director Chloe Zhao will be helming the film. She will be the first ethnic female director to helm s franchise film for Marvel Studios.

Matthew and Ryan Firpo, whose spec script Ruin topped the 2017 Black List, penned the script for the superhero team adventure.

The project features the super-powered and near-immortal beings known as Eternals and a more monstrous off-shoot known as the Deviants that were created by cosmic beings known as Celestials (first seen in The Guardians of the Galaxy).

Kirby created the title in 1976 during his cosmic hero stage and was influenced by such works as Chariots of the Gods, which explored ancient gods as aliens.

Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that one aspect to the story involves the love story between Ikaris, a man fueled by cosmic energy, and Sersi, who relishes moving amongst humans.

The Eternals also ties into current Marvel big bad, Thanos, we might see some more of his backstory in the film as well.

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