On Wednesday, during an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel, Live!” — to promote his upcoming film “Spies in Disguise” Tom Holland said, he was drunk when he was on the call that changed Spider-Man’s destiny.
Tom Holland Holland was at a pub in England with his family when Disney CEO Bob Iger called to discuss the unsuccessful deal between Sony and Disney to keep Spider-Man in the MCU.
Holland said he was “three pints in,” but the call ultimately led Iger to ask Sony to come back to the bargaining table.
In September, it was announced that Sony and Disney had reached a deal for Holland’s superhero to star in a third MCU “Spider-Man” movie produced by Marvel Studios.”I wouldn’t say it was entirely my doing,” Holland told Kimmel, before jokingly adding, “I saved Spider-Man!”
Tom Holland said he sent Bob Iger an email, thanking the Disney CEO for the opportunity to be in the MCU.
Iger, 68, was apparently so moved by the note that he insisted on hopping on the phone with Holland. However, at the time of the exec’s call, Tom Holland said, “My family and I went to the pub quiz in our local, like, town” .”We’re doing a quiz and I’m, like, three pints in, right? I haven’t eaten much and I get a phone call from an unknown number. And I have a feeling, I’m like, ‘I think this is Bob Iger… but I’m drunk.'”
“I’m glad you got drunk and got on the phone with Bob!” Kimmel told Tom Holland.
Although Tom Holland did not reveal much about the conversation, he did share that after thanking Iger for the opportunity, the Disney CEO replied: “There is a world in which we can make this work.”
From there, the star said there were “a bunch of phone calls back and forth” between Sony Pictures Chairman Tom Rothman, whom Tom HollandHolland said was “really instrumental in the process.”
The next Spider-Man film will hit theaters on July 16, 2021.