Disney CEO Tells Jimmy Kimmel That Spider-Man Is Back In The MCU, Thanks To Star Tom Holland

Fans who are excited that Spider-Man will continue to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe apparently have Tom Holland to thank.

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On Friday, Disney CEO Bob Iger appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and talked about the recent news that the company had managed to strike a deal with Sony to continue co-producing new “Spider-Man” films.

“We had an event called D23, which is a big Disney fan event, and Tom was there because he’s a voice in a new Pixar movie called ‘Onward’ with Chris Pratt. And he said something on stage. It was clear that the fans wanted Tom back as Spider-Man, made by Marvel and our Marvel production team,” Iger recounted.

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Holland later managed to get a hold of Iger’s phone number and called him personally to discuss the possible Disney/Sony split over Spider-Man.

“We spoke, and he basically made a — he cried on the phone,” Iger said. “It was clear that he cared so much, and actually, we care a lot about him. 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. I said, ‘We got to figure out a way to get this done, for Tom and for the fans.’ And we did.”

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