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