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Eternals is inspired by The Revenant by Alejandro G. Iñárritu: Chloe Zhao

Perhaps Alejandro González Iñárritu suffers an attack when he learns that one of his films was a primary reference for one of the next installments of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, it should console him that she is a filmmaker of the stature of Chloé zhao whoever holds the baton for the superhero film in question. According to the same director, Eternals (currently in post-production) builds on certain technical aspects of the drama The reborn, for which Iñárritu won his second Oscar as director five years ago.

Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant (2015).

In a recent interview for The Playlist, Chloe Zhao was faced with the question of what her film inspirations were when directing Eternals, one of the next MCU films with which – being only her fourth feature film – the Chinese filmmaker made the leap to blockbusters.

Well, there are several movies [que me inspiraron] for Eternals, ”Zhao replied. «I had to assign some by the scale of the film. But I think for the action sequences – where I had a great time working with such a good team – I wanted to make a lot of reference to The Revenant«.

Initially, it might be difficult to understand how that film by Mexican Alejandro González Iñárritu – originally titled The Revenant – supports a Marvel Studios production. However, let’s not forget that, beyond consisting of a parsimonious and mostly contemplative story about an American explorer struggling to survive, the film exhibits combat and chase sequences (in addition to the bear) with enormous technical virtuosity.

«The Revenant is a movie that I love. And I think we’ve seen The Revenant many times, in each meeting when we get to our action sequences, because most of those sequences are filmed outdoors. And I love how immersive and the way you feel about the script and sequences in The Revenant.Chloe Zhao added. «It’s definitely a movie we aspire to. And Marvel really, really supported that idea and really went after it.  »

Being part of Phase 4 of the MCU, Eternals will tell the story of a group of super-powerful millennial humanoids who must come out of the shadows – after the events of Avengers: Endgame – to protect Earth from their evil counterparts. Its premiere is scheduled for November 5, 2021.

Earlier, Chloe Zhao continues to position herself for the current awards season thanks to her acclaimed feature film Nomadland. It already boasts nominations by the Golden Globes, the Critics’ Choice Awards and the Spirit Awards. Come on here to read the review of Cine PREMIERE.

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