Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Pictures, outlined a new strategy for recruiting and retaining actors in MCUs. In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Feige explained that Marvel is shifting from the massive multi-film deal it once offered to celebrities. Instead, he hinted that if talents are excited about the world they are participating in, they will continue to stay on board and return to work on other projects without having to sign an expansion contract.
Fiege went on to explain, “It varies, project to project, cast to cast,” referring to the sweeping talent deals previously linked to the likes of Chris Evans and Samuel L. Jackson. “Really, what we want are people that come in, are excited to be in the universe, are excited at the opportunity to do more things, as opposed to being locked into contractual obligations.”
Scarlett Johansson returns to the MCU to be the headliner of her own movie. The Marvel Stage 4 Black Widow starring Natasha Romanoff will premiere simultaneously in theaters and Disney+ on July 9th. reflect. The newcomers include Florence Pugh as Yelena, David Hubble as Alexei/Red Guardian and Rachel Weisz as Melina.
Pugh plays Natasha’s sister Yelena Belova in her long-awaited superhero debut. The actress previously talked about her future in the MCU and whether she can step up the title of the possible Black Widow sequel, as her role will be retroactively set as the new Black Widow when the movie is released.
“If you get asked to be in a Marvel film, and it was so thrilling and fun and exciting to be in, then, of course, your head goes: ‘Oh my God. If this is what it’s like, then what else is next?'” she said. “If that happens and I am lucky enough that people appreciate my character, that’s an exciting road to go on. I would be silly to not be excited by it.”
Happened between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. When Natasha is wanted, Black Widow will give the Avengers a well-deserved death, telling the story of Natasha’s history as a spy and assassin, and the broken. The relationship she left behind before becoming one of the most powerful heroes on earth.
Feige has already implied more prequel movies such as Black Widow could be “in the cards” for other MCU characters. He explained that “the notion of exploring the past, present, and future of the MCU” is a possibility for other characters, though he also recognized that Black Widow’s “particular story of this particular cast is very personal, very specific to Natasha.”
Black Widow is the first MCU movie in Phase 4. Followed by Shangqi and Legend of the Ten Rings in September, Eternal Race in November, and Spider-Man in December: Nowhere to Go. After that, Doctor Strange in the Crazy Multiverse will be the next movie to appear on the MCU stage 4 list as the first Marvel movie in 2022.