Imagining Spider-Man without Tom Holland is like imagining Thor without Mjolnir or Captain America without that arse: impossible.
It was a bit touch and go for a while there but, thankfully, we no longer have to face a world where Tom Holland doesn’t play our friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man. Over the weekend, Sony and Disney struck a deal where Tom’s Spidey gets to stay in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Turns out we weren’t the only one’s who felt
panicked strongly about Spider-Man staying with Marvel. Apparently, Tom himself is responsible for keeping his Spider-Man within the MCU.
According to reports, Tom reached out to both Sony and Marvel in order to make a new deal happen.
Sources told THR that Tom “made multiple appeals to Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger and Sony film chairman Tom Rothman to reach a resolution, announced Sept. 27, for Marvel to produce a third Spider-Man movie for Sony, and for the character to appear in at least one additional Disney-Marvel film.”
Reports also state that Tom (the legend) also “leaned on Rothman to re-engage with Disney,” and mentioned the fan support for Spider-Man to remain in the MC when talking to both production companies.
So, basically, Tom knew what the people wanted and gave the people what they wanted.
Uncle Ben said it first and it’s never been truer: