Chloé Zhao clearly has her sights set on making Eternals one of the MCU’s best movies, and it’s refreshing to see just how much Kevin Feige and his team have given her everything she needs to accomplish that goal.
In a recent interview with Margaret Gardiner on YouTube, Eternals director Chloé Zhao discussed her experience working on the movie with Marvel CCO Kevin Feige and executive producer Nate Moore:
I think that Marvel has been so incredible, that Kevin and Nate and the whole team, they knew from the moment I pitched the film, I really wanted to [have], you know, the scope and scale, and, at the same time, the intimacy. They knew I wanted both 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 fit into the whole MCU. It’s been a pretty incredible process, you have to wait and see.
Early rumors have described Eternals as having the potential to be not only a hit in the MCU, but also one of next year’s most influential movies. The MCU solo film has been part of some discussions to be an Oscar contender, and with Zhao’s previous work, that status doesn’t appear to be out of the question. The way Zhao describes the balance of the film’s grand scale meshed with intimacy should have MCU fans eager to see how deep this movie goes both emotionally and in terms of its action.