When the main lot of ‘Avengers’ actors signed their Marvel Studios contracts, they were for six films with many wrapping things up with “Avengers: Infinity War”.
When that project got extended to two films though, some deals had to be re-negotiated. Chris Evans was recently asked by British paper The Telegraph why did he decide to do a seventh film to which he explained:
“I had six films in my Marvel contract, so I could have said after the third Avengers I was done, but they wanted to make the third and fourth Avengers films as a two-parter. They said they had so many other characters to fit in – Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, Ant Man – and couldn’t get them all into one movie. [I agreed] because it made sense. It’s going to wrap everything up.”
Directors Anthony and Joe Russo are currently in the midst of production on both films which are expected to shake-up the Marvel Cinematic Universe status quo. By how much though? We’ll have to wait and see.