Chloe Zhao Talks Marvel’s Eternals

Marvel fans around the globe are anxiously waiting for MCU’s Phase 4 to take off though the road ahead hasn’t been easy. Multiple delays on projects like The Falcon and the Winter Solider, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Black Widow have been thrown into a loop. We can only hope that things will finally take off in November, but to pass the time Eternals director Chloe Zhao talks about her experience and what to expect from the Jack “The King” Kirby inspired blockbuster.

While talking with The Hollywood Reporter on her latest movie Nomadland, Zhao mentions the creative freedom by saying:

“I shot exactly the way I wanted to shoot. On location. A lot of magic hour. Three-hundred-sixty degrees on the same camera as I did on Nomadland. Same rigs. It’s a bit surreal. I’m still waiting for the shoe to drop. It hasn’t. I think I got lucky in that Marvel wants to take risks and do something different.”

She also goes on to explain a manga route for the movie by saying:

“I have such deep, strong, manga roots,” Zhao said. “I brought some of that into Eternals. And I look forward to pushing more of that marriage of East and West…how much further and bigger can we go after [Avengers:] Endgame? Because I’m not just making the film as a director. I’m making the film as a fan.”

Chloe then explains her vision for the movie by saying the following:

“I wanted it to reflect the world we live in,” she said. “But also I wanted to put a cast together that feels like a group of misfits. I didn’t want the jocks. I want you to walk away at the end of the movie not thinking, ‘This person is this ethnicity, that person is that nationality.’ No. I want you to walk away thinking, ‘That’s a family.’ You don’t think about what they represent. You see them as individuals.”

Marvel’s Eternals is one of my most anticipated movies coming out hopefully next year and is one of the MCU projects I cannot wait to watch the most ! Everything she mentions about the movie from it’s great diverse cast, to filming on location, and paying tribute to Jack Kirby has me crazy hyped ! Hopeful we can see a teaser very soon !


Written by Devin Colson

I’m a huge geek when it comes to things like Marvel/DC, Star Wars, anime, etc. Bit of a movie buff. Disney kid at heart.