There are some interesting back stories behind the surprise smash Everything Everywhere All at Once. It seems that iconic martial arts start Jackie Chan was going to be in the lead role, but the feeling of the directors to pay homage to the strong women in their lives won out, and Michelle Yeoh was casted as the everywoman thrust into a dazzling multiverse of parallel lives.

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The two directors, both with the first name of Daniel and collectively known as Daniels gave an interview where they discuss how they turned down an offer to direct a new Marvel action-film to pursue their own vision. Read about that vision and the influences that inspired Daniels in producing this new genre-bending epic.