Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige laid out a new strategy for hiring and retaining actors in the MCU.

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Feige explained that Marvel is moving away from the massive multi-movie offerings it once offered to its stars. Instead, he hinted that the talent would stay on board and return for additional projects if he was excited about the universe he was a part of, without the need for an expansive contract.

“It varies, project to project, cast to cast,” Feige explained, reflecting on the vast talent deals previously signed by Chris Evans and Samuel L. Jackson. “Really what we want are people coming in, getting excited to be in the universe, getting excited to do more things, instead of being locked into contractual obligations.”

Scarlett Johansson returns to the MCU to headline her own film, starring Natasha Romanoff in Marvel’s Phase 4 Black Widow, which is set to debut in theaters and on Disney + simultaneously with Premier Access on July 9. Pugh as Yelena, David Harbor as Alexei / Red Guardian and Rachel Weisz as Melina.

Pugh plays Natasha’s sister Yelena Belova in her highly anticipated superhero debut. The actress has previously spoken about her potential future in the MCU and the possibility that she could commit to a possible Black Widow sequel, given that her character will be retroactively defined as the new Black Widow when it premieres. movie.

“If you’re asked to be in a Marvel movie, and it was so exciting, fun, and exciting to be there, then of course your head is like, ‘Oh my God. ? ‘”she said.” If this happens and I’m lucky enough to have people like my character, it’s an exciting path to take. I would be a fool not to be turned on by this. “

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