Tom Holland Recalls Drunken Phone Call With Disney CEO That May Have Helped Keep SPIDER-MAN In The MCU

Tom Holland Recalls Drunken Phone Call With Disney CEO That May Have Helped Keep SPIDER-MAN In The MCU

In a recent talk show appearance, actor Tom Holland shared quite the story when he revealed that his much talked about Spider-Man-saving phone call with Bob Iger actually took place when he was drunk.

Much has been said these past few months about the important role Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Far From Home; Avengers: Endgame) played in helping Walt Disney Studios and Sony Pictures mend fences and strike a new deal that would keep Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for at least two more adventures, but it sounds like Holland may not have exactly been in the most coherent state of mind when he had his now-famous Spiday-saving phone call with Disney CEO Bob Iger.

While appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night, Holland revealed that he was sitting in a bar with his family and was actually quite drunk when he got the call from Iger. He explains the whole saga, 

We were at D23 and the news came out and I was obviously devastated. It was awful. I asked if I could get Bob Iger’s email because I just wanted to say, ‘Thank you, this has been an amazing five years of my life. Thank you for changing my life in the best way and I hope that we can work together in the future.’ I got his email and I sent him the email and he responded very quickly saying he’d want to jump on the phone and asked when I was free.” Holland continues...

"So, two, three days go by and then my family and I went to the pub quiz in our local town. We’re doing a quiz and I’m three pints in, 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.’

Considering one of the most powerful men in Hollywood was on the other line, the inebriated Holland answered and proceeded to weep to Iger over the prospect of his fan-favorite Spider-Man being removed from the MCU entirely due to the lack of a new deal. He then made a last second plea to Iger, with the hope of pushing both sides into seeing reason. “I was really emotional because I felt like it was all coming to an end.

The rest is history, as Sony and Disney did come to an agreement at the end of September, which would allow Holland to star in an untitled Spider-Man 3 and in one yet-to-be-determined MCU movie. 

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Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.

Spider-Man: Far From Home features:
Director: Jon Watts
Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
Zendaya as Michelle "MJ" Jones
Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill
Jon Favreau as Harold "Happy" Hogan
J.B. Smoove as Mr. Dell
Jacob Batalon as Ned Leeds
Martin Starr as Mr. Harrington
Marisa Tomei as May Parker
Jake Gyllenhaal as Quentin Beck/Mysterio
Tony Revolori as Eugene "Flash" Thompson
Angourie Rice as Betty Brant
Hemky Madera as Mr. Delmar
Numan Acar as Dimitri
Remy Hii as Brad Davis
Oli Hill in an undisclosed role
Zach Barack in an undisclosed role

Spider-Man: Far From Home swings into theaters July 2
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