Director Chloe Zhao Reveals She’s Also the Writer for Marvel’s Eternals

It looks like director Chloe Zhao is taking full creative liberty with Marvel’s Eternals. In her previous works, the Chinese director was both writer and director. While talking about the importance of writing to her filmmaking process, Zhao revealed that she worked on the script of the upcoming Marvel’s Eternals movie as well, previously credited to documentarians Kaz and Ryan Firpo.

“I am the writer on Eternals,” she said to Margaret Gardiner. “The credits just aren’t updated yet. I don’t know what it would be like if I don’t write the film, that I’m not a huge part of the writing process. I haven’t experienced that in my career. I’m scared of that if it does happen one day.”

You can watch the full interview in the player below.

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She then praised Marvel for letting her bring in her sensibility into her works, as always.

“I think what Marvel has been so incredible at, that Kevin [Feige] and Nate [Moore] and the whole team, they knew from the moment I pitched the film I really wanted to, you know, the scope and the scale, at the same time, the intimacy, they knew I wanted both,” she stated. “And they have been so incredible holding my hand through the entire process of allowing me to go as far as possible and as small as possible, and how that fits into the whole MCU. It’s been a pretty incredible process.”

In her recent interviews, Zhao claimed that she wants to push the story even further than Avengers: Endgame. According to Disney’s plans, Eternals will hit theaters on Nov. 5.

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