Kevin Feige revealed Marvel Studios is no longer making long-term contracts done in the past with actors like Samuel L Jackson and other Avengers stars.
In the early days of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the studio notably locked its major stars down for multiple films. Samuel L Jackson was among the first when he signed a deal to appear in nine films over a decade ago. In a recent interview, Kevin Feige told The Hollywood Reporter that Marvel Studios isn’t doing that as much these days:
“That got a lot of attention way back when, with I think Scarlett, and (Chris) Hemsworth and Evans and Sam Jackson. It varies now.”
Marvel Studios has also expanded into other mediums since and Kevin Feige mentioned that deals “would throw theme park attractions” in. Feige also continued to say that deals are very much a case by case basis:
“It varies, project to project, cast to cast. 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.”
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Here is the synopsis for Black Widow:
In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller “Black Widow,” Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.
Directed by Cate Shortland from a script written by Eric Pearson based on a story by Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson, the Marvel film stars Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, Ray Winstone, Olivier Richters, and Rachel Weisz.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter