Published: Fri, December 06, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Tom Holland Recalls Drunk Call That Helped Save Spider-Man

Tom Holland Recalls Drunk Call That Helped Save Spider-Man

A few days later, Holland and his family were at a pub quiz night in their local town when the Spider-Man star received "a phone call from an unknown number", which he instinctively knew would be Iger. On Jimmy Kimmel Live! to promote his latest film, Spies in Disguise with Will Smith, he talked about the "truth" behind Disney CEO Bob Iger's rumor that Holland was the reason that Sony and Disney worked out a way to keep Spidey in the MCU.

To the delight of many Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) fans, it was announced two months ago that Spider-Man would not be leaving the MCU anytime soon.

I'm like three pints in. He has since featured in five films, including blockbuster Avengers: Endgame and most recently Spider-Man: Far From Home. Bob Iger himself confirmed it happened, but now we have the juicy details from Holland himself about how it all went down.

It all started when Tom and Disney's Bob Iger were in touch.

In a recent guest appearance on the same show, Holland has finally shared his side of the story, revealing that he was actually drunk during his emotional phone conversation with Iger which was a very instrumental part of Sony and Marvel's resolution.

Are you happy that Tom Holland "saved" Spider-Man? Holland then got Iger's email and they planned to reconvene over the phone at a later time.

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Something about that phone call went well enough that, according to Holland, it helped launch a string of phone calls between various executives, including Iger and Sony's Tom Rothman.

"I'm glad you got drunk and got on the phone with Bob!".

Holland said he was "devastated" when he found out about the initial split.

"I felt like it was all coming to an end", Holland said. We can't say for sure that the agreement between Disney and Sony was influenced by their executives not wanting to make Spider-Man cry, but it couldn't have hurt.

"That's where he belongs and we've built such a strong character in that world, and it would have been a shame to lose that". "'Thank you for changing my life in the best way and I hope we can work together in the future'". The release date puts the film in direct competition with Paramount's Mission: Impossible 7, which opens on July 23, 2021.

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