Chloé Zhao Touts Sersi in ‘Eternals’ as ‘Nuanced Female Superhero’ the Genre Rarely Sees

Chloé Zhao Touts Sersi in ‘Eternals’ as ‘Nuanced Female Superhero’ the Genre Rarely Sees
Chloé Zhao isn’t the kind of director you’d associate with Marvel blockbusters, which is why her MCU debut “Eternals” is bound to shake up the comic book genre. The “Nomadland” Oscar winner is already touting one game-changing “Eternals” asset: Gemma Chan’s superhero Sersi. Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige already confirmed Chan’s character is the closest thing “Eternals” has to a lead character, which now makes sense considering Zhao had long been passionate about creating a different kind of female superhero.

“It has always been a passion for me to create a nuanced female superhero that is rarely seen in this genre,” Zhao recently told Vogue UK. “Gemma was very interested in this idea as well and took on the challenge. She is a great actress. Very intelligent and brave. She brought a beautiful sense of gentleness, compassion and vulnerability to Sersi that I believe will invite
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