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Chloé Zhao's Eternals pitch was the best Kevin Feige has ever heard

Eternals
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As if we weren't already excited enough for Eternals, the Marvel movie has received the utmost praise from MCU boss Kevin Feige. According to a profile of director Chloé Zhao by Rolling Stone, Feige called "Zhao’s pitch for the movie the best he’d ever heard."

"Not only does Chloe make remarkable, small, personal movies in a remarkable, small, personal way, but she thinks in grand, cosmic, gigantic terms, which fit perfectly with what we wanted to do," Feige said. "Eternals is a very big, sweeping, multimillennial-spanning story. And she just got it."

We don't know much about the plot yet, but the movie will follow a group of ancient aliens who’ve been living secretly on earth for millennia, as well as introducing a new threat: The Deviants. We're expecting big things – Zhao has previously said that she considered how Eternals could go “further and bigger” than Avengers: Endgame when making the movie.

Eternals will also feature the MCU's first LGBTQ+ romance – actor Haaz Sleiman, who plays the husband of Brian Tyree Henry's character Phastos recently spoke about how "proud" he was of the movie

The upcoming Marvel extravaganza boasts an all-star ensemble cast, including Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Kumail Nanjiani, Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Barry Keoghan, and Kit Harington – and a recent leak gave us our first look at the heroes' costumes.

Eternals is part of Marvel phase 4 and due to be released on November 5, 2021. While we wait, catch up on the MCU with our guide to watching the Marvel movies in order.

I’m an Entertainment Writer at GamesRadar+, covering everything film and TV-related across the Total Film and SFX sections – I help bring you all the latest news and the occasional feature, too. I’ve previously written for publications like HuffPost and i-D after getting my NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism.