Marvel Studios’ Eternals is one of the most anticipated films in its slate of Phase Four projects. Although the premise of its potential garners a lot of excitement, director Chloé Zhao revealed in an interview with Digital Spy that the studio took a “big risk” in bringing the story to the big screen.
“Well, I do think, this is so boring you are going to roll your eyes, but I think Marvel, I think this film is very – I think they took a big risk with this one. I think they’re going to surprise you. I hope so.”
Along with the risk came an unprecedented opportunity to expand the MCU’s potential for filmmaking.
“I think this is where Marvel really took the risk that we knew we wanted to shoot on location, because by shooting wide angle lenses on locations it’s going to affect how you do visual effects. It’s going to affect how you do the action. There’s a lot that that will feel and look differently.”
Zhao’s comments reinforce the significant potential Eternals offers to the MCU — a risk worth taking.
Eternals releases in theaters on November 5, 2021.