Directors Turned Down ‘Loki’ to Direct Michelle Yeoh Multiverse Film

Science fiction film, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert had been working on their own screenplay and developing their own multiverse movie when a golden opportunity to direct the Marvel series “Loki” arrived. 

The Loki concept for Disney+ was “trying to achieve sci-fi Douglas Adams style,” Kwan explained. “It was kind of scary getting those offers and being like, ‘Dammit, this is what we’re working on!'”

“Everything Everywhere All at One” is the follow-up to their critically-acclaimed 2016 debut in the comedy-drama “Swiss Army Man,” which they conceived of while on the press tour for that film.

Michelle Yeoh was cast as Evelyn, a woman who discovers she has the ability to perceive infinite dimensions simultaneously and utilizes this capacity to try to reconcile with her estranged teen daughter played by Stephanie Hsu.

The sci-fi movie also stars Ke Huy Quan, James Hong, Jenny Slate, Harry Shum Jr, and Jamie Lee Curtis, which will be released in theaters on March 25.