Tom Holland Actually Saved “Spider-Man”

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Tom Holland is the hero we deserve — and he’s the one we have!

Lovers of Spider-Man received good news last month after Sony and Marvel decided to put aside their differences for the good of the fans and create a third film in the franchise. 

The rights to the web-slinger are owned by Sony, but the two companies agreed to collaborate, allowing the character to appear in The Avengers flicks. Then, in August, it was announced that the deal had come to an end due to a disagreement over profit sharing. 

So what changed, allowing Spidey to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

It turns out, Tom Holland stepped up as a real-life superhero. 

During an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that he had received a personal call from the actor who plays Peter Parker, asking him to fix the situation. 

“We spoke, and he basically made a — he cried on the phone,” Iger laughed. “It was clear that he cared so much, and actually, we care a lot about him. So, after I got off the phone with him, I made a couple of phone calls to our team at Disney Studios, and then I decided to call the head of Sony. I said, ‘We got to figure out a way to get this done, for Tom and for the fans.’ And we did.”

He did it, Mr. Stark!