'The Rider' Director Chloe Zhao to Direct Marvel Studios' 'The Eternals'

Variety is reporting that director Chloe Zhao has been hired to helm the big screen adaptation of Jack Kirby’s “The Eternals” for Marvel. Count me as a tad disappointed by this decision, Zhao directed one of the year's very best films “The Rider,” merging a groundbreaking blend of fiction and non-fiction into her story of a horse rider torn by injury, but signing on to a Marvel movie as a follow-up is not something I anticipated this talented artist to follow-up that triumph with.

The Playlist has this update on the project:

"There’s no word on when “The Eternals” will hit theaters, as Marvel Studios is keeping mum about future plans until after ‘Avengers 4’ next year, but Variety says that the studio hurried to sign Zhao after she was being approached by other major studios. So, perhaps, this could mean that ‘Eternals’ is getting the fast-track."

They must have given her an offer she couldn't refused.