Spidey fans everywhere rejoiced when news got out that Marvel and Sony had kissed and made up — at least long enough to produce a third Spider-Man movie. It’s recently come out that Tom Holland himself was instrumental in making the deal push through. He truly is a hero (both on-screen and off-screen!).
During an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” Holland told his side of the story. And his side included a phone call and a lot of drunken tears.
“We were at D23 and the news came out and I was obviously devastated,” Holland recounted. “It was awful. I asked if I could get Bob Iger’s email because I just wanted to say, ‘Thank you, this has been an amazing five years of my life. Thank you for changing my life in the best way and I hope that we can work together in the future.’ I got his email and I sent him the email and he responded very quickly saying he’d want to jump on the phone and asked when I was free.”
Holland continued, “So, two, three days go by and then my family and I went to the pub quiz in our local town. We’re doing a quiz and I’m three pints in, haven’t eaten much, and I get a phone call from an unknown number and I have a feeling. I’m like, ‘I think this is Bob Iger but I’m drunk.’”
He then went on the call because really, who ignores Disney’s CEO? Their conversation supposedly consisted of Holland “weeping” to Iger over Spider-Man’s removal from the MCU. “I was really emotional because I felt like it was all coming to an end,” Holland explained.
Thankfully, Holland’s tears did not go to waste as Disney and Sony later announced a reconciliation of their Spider-Man deal. The next “Spider-Man” is set for a theatrical release on July 16, 2021.
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