‘Eternals’ Director Chloe Zhao Isn’t Involved With Kevin Feige’s ‘Star Wars’ Movie

Following news that Patty Jenkins’ Rogue Squadron film has been delayed indefinitely, attention has turned towards the Star Wars project by Marvel Studios chief, Kevin Feige. Nobody knows anything about it, really, other than Loki writer Michael Waldron working on the script. But rumors began to surface that Oscar-winning Nomadland and Eternals director Chloe Zhao might be involved. Well, that’s not looking to be true.

THR’s “insiders insist that no, Chloé Zhao is not directing Kevin Feige’s Star Wars movie, or any Star Wars movie.”

Whether that has anything to do with the lukewarm critical response to Eternals is unclear. It’s always possible she was never going to direct it in the first place, which is what I think is going on here. The bigger question for me isn’t what’s up with Feige’s Star Wars movie, but whether Zhao will stick around for an Eternals sequel.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.