Tom Holland Reveals His Drunk Phone Call Which "Saved" Spider-Man

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Then Holland recalled getting a little bit emotional while thanking Iger for the awesome five-year experience. I'm like, 'I think this is Bob Iger. On Jimmy Kimmel Live! to promote his latest film, Spies in Disguise with Will Smith, he talked about the "truth" behind Disney CEO Bob Iger's rumor that Holland was the reason that Sony and Disney worked out a way to keep Spidey in the MCU.

That's when things like got a little more complicated, because Holland neglected to try and set a specific time frame from the Disney executive for their phone call.

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What you might not know, because Holland didn't really mention it until now, is that he was just a little drunk when he took a crucial phone call to help preserve the character's future. Holland's Spider-Man is also set to appear in another Marvel Studios film per the new agreement.

A few days later, Holland and his family were at a pub quiz night in their local town when the Spider-Man star received "a phone call from an unknown number", which he instinctively knew would be Iger. We're doing a quiz and I'm like 3 pints in, right? "I have a feeling", Holland explained. There's a beloved quality to Spider-Man, and whether that's because we grew up loving him or because we just discovered the lovability of the character, many of us want to protect him, and it seems as if Tom Holland is part of that company. "I basically just said, 'Thank you for the opportunity.' And he said, 'There is a world in which we can make this work.'" Holland explained that after some "back and forth" between the studio heads, it all worked out.

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"I was really emotional 'cause I felt like it was all coming to an end", Holland said.

"I wouldn't say it was entirely my doing", he told the host before jokingly adding: "I saved Spider-Man!"

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He amended his statement a bit, saying, "We had a really good plan with what we were going to do with Sony". And we built such a strong character in that world and it would have been a shame to lose that.

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