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.