According to reports, Holland called up Bob Iger pleading to work something around. Iger, Disney’s Chief Executive Officer, found the act to be true and started making calls to Sony.
In an interview with late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, Bob Iger confirmed that Holland did indeed call him up asking him to save the show. As detailed by Iger during the show:
“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 onstage. It was clear that the fans wanted Tom back as Spider-Man, made by Marvel and our Marvel production team. We spoke, and he basically made a — he cried on the phone. 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.”
Because of this last-minute heroic, Disney and Sony came up with an agreement to have Spider-Man feature in one more MCU film. Accordingly, Spider-Man 3 is now in the works and has a release date of mid-2021.
Tom Holland is in for at least 3 more movies
With the move, Tom Holland figures to be part of at least 3 more Marvel Cinematic Universe movies beginning with Spider-Man 3. However, what did actually happen that led to this incident?
When Disney and Sony discussed the potential of having Spider-Man crossover, the original deal was for Disney to only receive 5% of the Gross profit. However, as Holland’s iterations became big earners, Disney asked to reconsider the deal. Moreover, early this year, Disney requested to up the share to 25%. However, Sony denied the proposal. Subsequently, this prompted Disney to pull out of the deal.
Fortunately, your friendly neighborhood Spider Man saved the day.