Having become only the second woman in history to win the Oscar for Best Director at last month’s Academy Awards, Nomadland helmer Chloe Zhao steps into the arena of big budget superhero epics for her next film, Marvel Studios’ Eternals.
Marvel dropped our very first look at the cosmic superhero adventure earlier this week in its Phase Four sizzle video, and now star Angelina Jolie has shared some praise for her director during an interview with CinemaBlend.
“I was very, very happy,” said Jolie when asked about her thoughts on Zhao’s Oscar win. “I think she’s a special director. She’s a really interesting woman, very thoughtful, very serious about her work. I think she’s bringing a new voice through her films, and I think to Marvel. So I’m very excited for people to see it.”
See Jolie’s comments for yourself here…
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Marvel Studios’ Eternals features an exciting new team of Super-Heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ancient aliens who have been living on Earth in secret for thousands of years. Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows to reunite against mankind’s most ancient enemy, The Deviants.
Eternals is directed by Chloe Zhao (The Rider) and features a cast that includes Angelina Jolie (Maleficent), Richard Madden (Bodyguard), Don Lee (Train to Busan), Salma Hayek (The Hitman’s Bodyguard), Lauren Ridloff (The Walking Dead), Brian Tyree Henry (Child’s Play), Lia McHugh (American Woman), Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick), Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Gemma Chan (Captain Marvel) and Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk).