Tom Holland Sets the Record Straight About Those Drunken ‘Spider-Man 3’ Phone Calls

by Jeremy Spirogis
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After watching Tom Holland’s Spider-Man: Far From Home rake in over a billion {dollars} on the field workplace, followers have been crushed by the information that Sony was eradicating the character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Last summer time, Marvel and Sony failed to achieve an settlement to increase Spider-Man’s time within the MCU. Luckily, Holland saved our favourite web-slinger by calling up Disney’s head honcho, Bob Iger and convincing him to rethink — all whereas reportedly having a number of pints.

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Marvel and Sony attain an settlement

In 2019, Tom Holland’s future within the MCU was in jeopardy after contract negotiations fell aside between Sony and Disney. Sony nonetheless held the rights to the franchise and couldn’t attain an settlement with Disney that will permit Marvel to maintain the character in its lineup.

The concept of Holland’s journey ending with Far From Home despatched followers right into a meltdown. Not solely was the movie a
enormous success on the field workplace, however it ended on a reasonably large cliffhanger because the
world discovered Spider-Man’s true id.

It is unclear why the 2 studios couldn’t attain an settlement,
although cash was reportedly the primary motive the negotiations stalled.

With his future within the MCU unsure, Tom Holland saved a low-profile to keep away from making any headlines. He did, nevertheless, handle to seek out a while to go on an epic mountain climbing journey with Robert Downey Jr., which solely made followers need him to stick with Marvel much more.

When will we get the following ‘Spider-Man’?

Despite all the
uncertainty, Disney and Sony ultimately reached an settlement late final summer time to
hold Spider-Man firmly within the MCU – not less than for the close to future.

Under their new settlement, Marvel will likely be producing yet one more standalone movie that includes Holland’s character. The studio has not revealed a title for the upcoming undertaking, however Spider-Man 3 is scheduled to hit theaters by the summer time of 2021.

The third installment within the franchise will in all probability be the ultimate stand-alone movie for Tom Holland, although he’s set to look in a future crossover movie. More than probably, this will likely be within the subsequent Avengers film, which isn’t anticipated to premiere till after 2022.

As a part of the brand new
contract, Spider-Man may even seem in a future Sony film, although that
undertaking has but to be introduced.

Tom Holland helped safe Spider-Man’s future within the MCU

A very attention-grabbing a part of Sony and Disney’s new deal is
the half Holland performed in getting the 2 sides again to the negotiating desk.

Early experiences revealed that Holland bought drunk one evening and known as the chief of Disney, Bob Iger, on the telephone. The actor allegedly begged Iger to achieve an settlement with Sony and hold Spider-Man within the MCU.

Turns out, that story was principally true. According to We
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, Holland lately addressed the experiences and revealed that
he did name up Iger to speak about Spider-Man’s future – solely he wasn’t as
smashed because the rumors claimed.

Instead, Tom Holland solely had a number of beers when Iger known as
him as much as chat about what the long run held for Peter Parker.

“It’s so funny how the press twists stories, though. Like, I told the story that I had a few pints and Bob rang me. And then you read the coverage and it’s like, ‘Tom Holland was lying on the floor totally drunk when he spoke to Bob Iger’. I mean, I had a couple of beers. It wasn’t like I was smashed,” Holland said.

Tom Holland talks about bringing Tony Stark again to life

While followers wait to listen to extra about Spider-Man 3, Holland was lately requested which character he want to carry again to life within the MCU. Without any hesitation, Holland revealed that he would carry Iron Man again into the fold if he was given a alternative within the matter.

“It’d must be Tony Stark. It’d must be him. Because I
love working with Robert a lot and if I may do one other day with him, I
would. It could be nice enjoyable,” Holland shared.

Loads of followers thought Holland ought to have stated Uncle Ben,
who was an vital determine in Peter’s life within the comics. But within the present
storyline within the MCU, little has been talked about about Uncle Ben, so it makes
sense that Holland would select Tony as a substitute.

Iron Man, after all, gave his life in Avengers: Endgame to be able to defeat Thanos (Josh Brolin) as soon as and for all. There has been lots of speak about bringing Downey again to reprise the position, although nothing official has been confirmed, regardless of Tom Holland’s needs.

The subsequent film in Marvel’s lineup, in the meantime, is Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, which is slated to open in theaters on May 1.

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