While cousin Kaz and Ryan Firpo are currently credited as the writers for Marvel Studios’ Eternals, that looks to change according to the film’s director Chloe Zhao.
“I am the writer on Eternals; the credits just aren’t updated yet. I don’t know what it would be like if I didn’t write the film if I wasn’t at least a huge part of the writing process,” said Zhao to Gardiner, expressing how odd it would be to direct something she didn’t write. “So yeah, I haven’t experienced that in my career; I’m scared of that if that happens one day.”
Crafting indie darlings like The Rider and Nomadland, Zhao dove into how important it is for the story to come from her own mind: “In the writing process, that’s sort of where I bring my sensibility in; that’s a huge part of it. And creating situations that will allow certain kinds of cinematic language to come in, that is something that I’ve learned from my last three films.”
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Marvel Studios’ Eternals features an exciting new team of Super-Heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ancient aliens who have been living on Earth in secret for thousands of years. Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows to reunite against mankind’s most ancient enemy, The Deviants.
Eternals is directed by Chloe Zhao (The Rider) and features a cast that includes Angelina Jolie (Maleficent), Richard Madden (Bodyguard), Don Lee (Train to Busan), Salma Hayek (The Hitman’s Bodyguard), Lauren Ridloff (The Walking Dead), Brian Tyree Henry (Child’s Play), Lia McHugh (American Woman), Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick), Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Gemma Chan (Captain Marvel) and Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk).