Tom Holland first appeared as our friendly superhero, Spider-Man, in Captain America: Civil War. Since then, Holland has been loved in the role of the superhero, having done two succesful solo films and also appeared in Marvel's Avengers franchise. However, earlier this year, Tom Holland escaped a close shave as Sony and Marvel decided to remove Spider-Man from the MCU, only to eventually admit him back for a bit. Here's the scoop as to how Holland was the one who convinced both parties to patch up for Spider-Man's sake.
In a casual chat with Jimmy Kimmel on his talk show, Tom Holland discussed how things panned out after Sony decided to bring Spider-Man out of the MCU since talks had failed. Holland said that he was in his hometown, downing beers with his family, when he received a call from Disney CEO Bob Iger.
While reluctant, Holland decided to take the call in his slightly inebriated state. “I basically just said, ‘Thank you for the opportunity,’ and he said, ‘There is a world in which we can make this work’ and then there were a bunch of phone calls back and forth.”
After Kimmel added that Iger had claimed Holland got emotional on the call, Holland said, "I weeped. No, I didn’t weep — I did, yeah. Yeah, no, I was really emotional because I felt like it was all coming to an end... We had a really good plan with what we were going to do with Sony, the future of Spider-Man was still really bright, but it would’ve been a shame to take him out of the MCU, because that's where he belongs.”
So, his tears probably worked their way up to the top management of both Marvel and Sony Pictures, it seems. However the actual story might have panned out, for now MCU fans will be happy that Spider-Man will be swinging away with the Avengers. The third Spider-Man movie is expected. to be part of MCU Phase 4, which begins next year with Black Widow.