'Winter Soldier' Sebastian Stan Has a Nine Picture Deal with Marvel?
Since Marvel Studios started planning their cinematic universe, many of their deals with on-screen talent call for multiple films in their contact. Samuel L. Jackson had the biggest deal with Marvel signing him for nine films, while Captain America: The First Avenger lead Chris Evans has a six film deal. Now some news from Captain America: The Winter Soldier villain Sebastian Stan might hint at why Evans deal isn't as expansive. Speaking with Newsarama (via ComingSoon), Stan revealed that he has a deal that he "thinks" lasts nine films, which makes for some "great job security." But what does that mean for Marvel? Read on!
It's interesting that Stan has a deal that surpasses that of Chris Evans, because in the comic books, when Captain America is killed by Red Skull, it's Stan's character Bucky Barnes who picks up the shield and becomes the star-spangled hero. Could Captain America 3, which is coming in May of 2016 to face Batman vs. Superman at the box office on the same weekend, well after The Avengers: Age of Ultron, bring about the end of Chris Evans as Captain America?
For those counting, after The Avengers sequel, Evans would still have two films in his contact (the cameo in Thor: The Dark World doesn't count). One of them would be Captain America 3, so that would leave room for The Avengers 3, and if that sequel brings Thanos out as the major villain as many have theorized with the whole Infinity Stone arc in progress, that would be a hell of a way for Chris Evans to go out as the red, white and blue super soldier. But who knows what Marvel has in store? Thoughts?