"The joke at Marvel is that the reason why I made Eternals is so I can go online & read the fanfiction about my own movie. I'm also going to write some on AO3 and put it up with a different name." - Chloé Zhao
What I love about Chloé Zhao is that she accepts the good & the bad criticism about her movie. She doesn't point fingers or blame anyone, like other directors. I respect her for that. Even thought a lot of people are being unfair with her and the movie, she is the bigger person.
When other movies from big franchises flop, we always see directors blaming x, y and z. And Chloe Zhao is just like "oh you don't like it? thanks for watching ^^."
Actually she is busy reading drukkari on ao3, so she doesn't care.
So Drukkari wasn't even originally part of the Eternals script. Chloe Zhao just saw the obvious sparks between Lauren and Barry and wrote in a subtle romance for their characters. And it outsold. The power of chemistry. Love to see it.
people kinda forget that chloe zhao has to tell the stories of 10 characters in 2 hours AND people also forget that this is an origin movie!!! it’s only supposed to introduce them!!! that shit is so difficult to do like most cbm superheroes get a trilogy to develop their story but big ups to chloe for doing an amazing job at it in one movie and for making me understand and fall in love with every single one of the eternals !!!!