ETERNALS Director Chloé Zhao Confirms That She Wrote The Script; Praises Marvel's Creative Freedom

ETERNALS Director Chloé Zhao Confirms That She Wrote The Script; Praises Marvel's Creative Freedom

During a new interview to promote her latest film Nomadland, director Chloé Zhao briefly touches on Marvel's Eternals, confirming that she did indeed write the final draft of the screenplay herself...

Marvel's Eternals is one of the year's most highly-anticipated releases, in large part because fans still aren't too sure what to expect from this first big-screen outing for the relatively obscure cosmic super-team.

Concept art and merchandise leaks have given us some idea of the characters and the overall plot, but with Chloé Zhao (The Rider, Nomadland) on board as director, the film's tone remains an intriguing mystery.

Eternals will no doubt feature the type of fast-paced action we're used to seeing in the MCU, but it sounds like Zhao has also been able bring her more "intimate" sensibilities to the project.

While promoting her latest film, the critically acclaimed Nomadland, in a new video interview, Zhao reveals that Marvel were fully on board with the outline she pitched, and supported her making the movie she wanted to make. She also appears to confirm that she wrote the final draft of the script.

"I am the writer on the Eternals, the credits just aren't updated yet. I don't know what it would be like if I don't write the films [I direct]. In the writing process is where I bring in my sensibility... that's a huge part of it. I'm creating situations that will allow certain cinematic language to come in that I've learned on my last three films."

Check out the interview in the player below, and let us know if you're looking forward to Eternals in the comments.

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