Tom Holland was on Jimmy Kimmel Live the other day and they got onto the subject of Spider-Man and how he helped to save the character from a Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) exit.
It was revealed a while back that Sony Pictures and Disney Studios were having issues trying to renegotiate the contract which made sure that Spider-Man could be used in the MCU.
Tom revealed during his interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live that he drunkenly called Disney’s CEO, Bob Iger and begged him to sort out the contract issues with Sony Pictures.
How Tom Holland drunkenly saved Spider-Man
Here’s what he told Jimmy on the matter in full:
We were at D23 and the news came out and I was obviously devastated. 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.
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.’
Tom Holland is still playing Spider-Man in the MCU
Kimmel then asked Tom if it was true that he cried on the phone, and the actor revealed that it was, saying:
I was really emotional because I felt like it was all coming to an end.
I would love to get a transcript of that phone call. It does sound like Holland helped in bringing Spider-Man back to the MCU.
It does look like Spider-Man is going to be a big part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) moving forward, and fans will be really happy that he’s still going to be part of it.
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