This was stated by the head of the studio Kevin Feige. According to him, Johansson is a “unique partner” and the company does not want to end cooperation with her at all.
Recall that the upcoming “Black Widow” (a prequel spin-off of the Avengers franchise), dedicated to Natasha Romanova and her KGB past, was supposed to be the last appearance of Scarlett Johansson in the MCU, since her heroine died in the movie “Avengers: Endgame”. It is expected that the Black Widow costume and place in the superhero team will go to Elena Belova, who was portrayed by Florence Pugh in Black Widow.
However, Feige says he would like to continue collaborating with Johansson on the MCU “in any way possible.” Perhaps this means that Black Widow 2 has already been drawn in the studio’s plans …
Recall that the solo prequel about Natasha will start on July 8.