Tom Holland turned out to be a real superhero for millions of Marvel fans out there.
It's been almost a week since Sony and Marvel Studios reported that Spider-Man would come back to MCU for two new films. The hero, at present played by Tom Holland, was suddenly out of doors for a brief period after Sony and Disney's arrangement ended at a stalemate.Now there's an ongoing report that revealed Holland was the man responsible for Spider-Man's come back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As of now, the Mouse House's CEO Bob Iger has affirmed that the report about Holland being the game-changer in the resurrection of the deal is without a doubt genuine.
Iger was recently guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and the latter revealed that Holland contacted him and discussed Spider-Man's exit from MCU. The British actor connected with him after the D23 event concluded. Iger verified that Holland contacted the Disney team, looking for Iger's number. He quickly obliged, and eventually, Holland called him.
"We had an event called D23, and Tom was there because he's a voice in [Pixar's Onward]. He said something on stage, and it was clear that fans wanted Tom back as Spider-Man, made by Marvel and our Marvel production team," Iger said. "And after D23, Tom reached out to folks who work for me and said, 'Can I please have Bob's e-mail address or phone number?' Of course, I'm very protected, so they were very careful. I said 'Sure, have him contact me,' and he did," he said.
For a minute, Iger said that Holland cried, before retracting the statement and clarified, "no not really." He said, "We spoke. And he basically made a — he cried on the phone, no, not really. But it was clear that he cared so much. And actually, we care about him."
"I felt for him, and it was clear that the fans wanted this to happen. So after I got off the phone with him, I made a couple of phone calls to our team at Disney Studios, and then I decided to call the head of Sony, and I said 'We have to figure out a way to get this done, for Tom and for the fans.' And we did. That's how it happened... Sometimes, when companies are negotiating with each other, they kinda forget that there are other folks out there," he included. There's no doubt that the actor did turn out to be a real superhero for millions of Marvel fans out there.