Our very own friendly neighborhood Spider-Man Tom Holland opens up about his state during Sony/Disney clash!
It was a sigh of relief for all Marvel fans when both Sony and Disney came to a new agreement regarding Spider-Man. Not only that Marvel will be producing the next Spider-Man movie, meaning Tom Holland is not going anywhere.
In a recent interview, the actor revealed some important info regarding his stance on the clash between the media giants. He was very much keen to get Spidey back into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“I saved Spider-Man,” Holland said with a smile before adding, “No I didn’t. We were at D23, which is a big Disney convention and the news had come out and I was obviously devastated. I was really upset, and my mom and all my friends were there taking Marvel pictures and I was like (frowns) not allowed to be in them and it was awful.”
He further added:
“It was not the best day, so anyway I asked if I could get Bob’s email cuz I just wanted to say thank you. I wanted to say this has been an amazing 5 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, and I got his email and I sent him the email and then he responded very quickly saying ‘I’d love to jump on the phone with you at some point, when are you free?”
He further explained that the CEO called him eventually but the call came when he was drunk. Nevertheless, he took the call:
“And you don’t give Bob Iger like a schedule, you’re like ‘whenever Bob.’ So like 2 or 3 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 like 3 pints in, right? I haven’t eaten much, and I get a phone call from an unknown number, and I have a feeling like ‘this is Bob Iger, but I’m drunk’. So anyway so my Dad’s like ‘just take the call you’ll be fine.”
“So anyway I answer the call and I’m like ‘hey Bob’. I basically said ‘thank you for the opportunity’ and then he said ‘there is a world where we can make this work’, and then there was a bunch of phone calls back and forth from Tom Rothman, he was really instrumental in the process and it was really interesting for me to have these two studio heads like ‘what do you think?’ I’m like ‘I don’t know I’m an actor’.”
He also admits that he cried on the phone with Bob Iger explaining his state of mind saying:
“Yeah, no I was really emotional because I felt like it was all coming to an end. I don’t know. We had a really good plan with what we were going to do with Sony. The future of Spider-Man was still very bright, but it would’ve been a shame to take him out of the MCU, you know, that’s where he belongs and we’ve built such a strong character in that world and it would’ve been a shame to lose that, but I’m just really glad that we managed to work it out.”