Chloe Zhao says her 'Eternals' pitch to Marvel boss Kevin Feige had a William Blake poem

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New Delhi, Oct 20 (PTI) Oscar-winning filmmaker Chloe Zhao says her pitch to Marvel boss Kevin Feige for directing "Eternals" began with a poem by William Blake because she wanted to make a superhero film whose scale was "as large as the creation of the sun" and yet as intimate as "whispers of lovers".

Zhao quipped that despite her unusual pitch, she was still "allowed to stay in the room".

The 25th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), "Eternals" introduces audiences to 10 never-seen-before superheroes, played by some of the biggest names in Hollywood such as Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, "Game of Thrones" stars Richard Madden and Kit Harington, Gemma Chan, Kumail Nanjiani and Don Lee.