Tom Holland Saved 'Spider-Man' Over a Drunken Phone Call With Bob Iger

The actor recounts the conversation on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live.’

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Aside from Avengers: Endgame, one of the biggest moments for Marvel fans this year was no doubt the short-lived fallout between Disney and Sony over Spider-Man and how Tom Holland managed to save the franchise. Recently appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the young actor recounts exactly how he managed to convince executives from the two companies to continue working together, and it involved quite a bit of alcohol.

“We were at D23, which is the big Disney convention, and the news had come out and I was honestly devastated,” he said. “I asked if I could get Bob’s email because I just wanted to say thank you.” After getting Iger’s email, Holland wrote to him saying that he had changed the actor’s life in “the best way.” Holland continued: “He responded very quickly saying ‘I’d love to jump on the phone with you at some point. When are you free?’ And you don’t give Bob Iger a schedule. It’s like, ‘Whenever, Bob!’”

Eventually, Iger called Holland, but at a rather awkward time: the actor recounted how he was at a local pub quiz with his family and had already had a few drinks on a relatively empty stomach. Cheered on by his father, Holland picked up the call, and Iger told him that “there is a world where we could make this work.” The conversation led to more talks between Disney and Sony, which ultimately resulted in the two companies coming to a workable agreement once again, saving Spider-Man‘s involvement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Check out the video above for the full interview.

 

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