“[Captain America: Civil War] is the film that made me get quite obsessed with Marvel, because, again, two opposite ideologies. That seems to be my jam. Two brothers, they’re friends, really close friends, and now they have to go against each other. You create a family that we love and then you break them apart. ...There’s no bad guys. There’s no absolute evil. ...This [film] is so much about individualism, individual freedom, and the greater good, which is something we explore in Eternals as well, just in a different scale.” - Chloé Zhao, writer and director of Eternals, discussing Captain America: Civil War
Chloé Zhao: The design of all these things, they have to tell stories and they have to have a consistency to them all. And that took a long time.
Stephane Ceretti (Eternals Visual Effects Supervisor): It did.
Chloé Zhao: Steph, this is your idea for the Domo.
Stephane Ceretti: Yeah. That the World Forge was made out of Domos, which kind of tells you the story that there’s maybe more Eternals than we think there is. But they’re all on a mission, and you have these openings that are Domos that have left somewhere. And then we see all these ones [Eternals] like, “There’s plenty of them.”
“Harry as Eros was very much a package deal for me. It wasn’t like I suggested Eros, and let’s go find actors. I kept tabs on Harry since Dunkirk, I thought he was very interesting. After meeting him I realized he is that character—the same way I cast the rest of my cast. There’s so much of Eros in him. For me, if he says yes and Kevin says yes then it’s a go. And I’m very happy they both did.”
reason #2617161 why i love this film: when brian tyree henry found out he got the part of phastos and approached chloé to ask her how much weight she wanted him to lose, chloé immediately replied with, "what are you talking about? we want you exactly as you are" and i just think that's really, really beautiful