Marvel Studios’ Eternals director Chloe Zhao was inspired by Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel.
Marvel Studios’ Eternals seems to be one of the most unique film in their stable. This became unique because of the signature direction of Academy Award-winning filmmaker Chloe Zhao. Eternals bring some notable surprising references which were not owned by Marvel. This surprising reference was the inclusion of most iconic superheroes from DC universe: Batman and Superman.
Surprisingly, Chloe Zhao herself revealed that her thoughts were inspired from Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. This makes her to portray the character Ikaris as her own take from DC’s Superman. Behalf of this, in an interview with cinema.jeuxactu.com, she praise her fellow comic filmmaker as:
You said it, not me! Superman is the Übermensch, the ultimate man, the superman, a concept that exists in all cultures. Of all modern interpretations of Superman, this is Zack Snyder’s with Man Of Steel which inspired me the most because he approached this myth in an authentic and very real way. I remember thinking it was Superman by Terrence Malick when I saw the trailer. This film left a strong impression on me. But Ikaris is, of course, our own take on Superman.
Some have compared the Eternals with Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. Some critics derisively look forth this references while the fans dig an introspective approach and shared a positive response towards her choice.
Chloe Zhao directed Eternals co-written with Patrick Burleigh, Kaz Firpo, and Ryan Firpo. The cast of this project includes Gemma Chan as Sersi, Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Barry Keoghan as Druig, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Kit Harington as Dane Whitman, Salma Hayek as Ajak, and Angelina Jolie as Thena.
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