Tom Holland's Heroic Act That Helped Bring Spider-Man Back Into The MCU

  • Published: 04 October 2019
  • Evidently, Tom Holland's a superhero on and off the big screen.

    A new piece published by The Hollywood Reporter claims that Holland — who has played the friendly neighborhood hero Spider-Man since 2016's Captain America: Civil War — sprung into action and carried out some last-minute, heroic deeds to help bring Spidey back into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

    In late August 2019, the web-crawler was forced to swing out of Marvel's movie world when it was announced that Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures couldn't come to an agreement on how to establish new terms of the deal that allowed Holland's Spider-Man to appear in the MCU. Several weeks later, the two studios confirmed that they returned to the negotiating table and finally came up with a way to make everyone happy: Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will produce a third Spider-Man movie starring Holland, Marvel's parent company Disney will receive 25 percent of the profits from said threequel, and Spider-Man will appear in at least one more MCU movie. Cue the collective sigh of relief. It looks like that doozy of a cliffhanger will pay off, after all!

    Striking the right revenue split apparently played a huge part in getting Marvel, Disney, and Sony executives back on the same page regarding their respective involvement in the Spider-Man film series. What was also a major deciding factor in sealing the new Spidey deal was Holland himself. According to sources close to THR, Holland, quote, "made multiple appeals" to Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger and contacted Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman on numerous occasions to help facilitate a reconciliation between the two parties. The fact that Holland is set to star in another Sony project — the forthcoming film adaptation of the Uncharted video game series — probably didn't hurt.

    It was certainly admirable of Holland to get in touch with Iger and Rothman and assist in bringing the two opposing studios to a resolution. It's also very much something Spider-Man would do: a scrappy, somewhat unlikely hero pulling himself out of the rubble to do the right thing. As heart-warming and heroic as Holland's reported appeals were, however, they aren't surprising when taking a look at how he responded to the Sony-Marvel split in the first place.

    The first time Holland spoke about Spider-Man leaving the MCU was during D23 Expo on Saturday, August 24 — several days after the shocking news dropped. Holland's silence — and his alarmingly nonchalant behavior on social media — was cause for concern. Finally, when he piped up, he said exactly the right thing. He told fans:

    "It's been a crazy week, but I want you to know I am grateful from the bottom of my heart, and I love you 3,000."

    As time went on and Marvel and Sony showed no signs of getting back together for another Spider-Man flick, Holland maintained a diplomatic, optimistic attitude that never wavered. He refused to align himself with one studio over the other — even with millions of fans pulling him in different directions — and held his head high. The 23-year-old actor noted that Marvel helped make his dreams come true, and that he had, quote, "five amazing years" working under the House of Heroes, but knew that the future of Spider-Man would be, quote, "equally as awesome and amazing" and that Sony would, quote, "find new ways to make it even cooler."

    Holland later assured his adoring fans that Sony would do right by Spider-Man even without Marvel involved. He told GQ's Zach Baron:

    "Sony has also been really good to me, and the global success of Spider-Man: Far From Home is a real testament to their support, skill and commitment. The legacy and future of Spidey rests in Sony's safe hands. I really am nothing but grateful."

    See where we're going with all this? Tom Holland truly is the definition of a stand-up guy, so it should come as no surprise that he went out of his way to get in touch with Disney's Bob Iger and Sony's Tom Rothman to figure out a way to end the fighting, get fans to smile again, and bring fat stacks of cash to both studios' bank accounts with a third Spider-Man movie and another MCU collaboration. With great power comes great responsibility, and Holland used his for good — just like Spider-Man would.

    Fans can catch Holland back in the Spidey suit for the yet-untitled third Spider-Man film, set to launch in theaters on July 16, 2021.

    #Spiderman #TomHolland #MCU
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Comments • 301

  • Looper
    Looper   2 weeks back

    Do you think Night Monkey will appear in the next MCU Spider-Man movie?

    • Mahdi Rahman Inan
      Mahdi Rahman Inan  6 days back

      @Emilie Corriveau-Plaziac yes I was trying to know are they gonna making the third Spider-Man movie with Tom Holland or not? But I didn't get any video on YouTube

    • Emilie Corriveau-Plaziac
      Emilie Corriveau-Plaziac  6 days back

      @Mahdi Rahman Inan ya i agree

    • Mahdi Rahman Inan
      Mahdi Rahman Inan  6 days back

      @*ÆUT yes I was thinking this also. But no one replying me.

    • *ÆUT
      *ÆUT  6 days back

      But will they make a new movie😬

    • Mahdi Rahman Inan
      Mahdi Rahman Inan  7 days back

      That suit is sucks

  • Pointless Potato
    Pointless Potato  5 days back

    I’m so happy now!!!

    • Im ktvu
      Im ktvu  5 days back

      Welp if this is true, then Iron-Man died for a reason. That just sounded wrong but you know what I’m saying you ugly fuck.

      • ExoticGaming
        ExoticGaming  1 weeks back

        “I guess one person can make a difference. Nuff said”

        -Stan Lee

        • Random Individual
          Random Individual  1 weeks back

          Because that’s what heroes do.

          • Beaux Carroll
            Beaux Carroll  1 weeks back

            Been thinking about it and I think that Zendaya's M.J. character needs to become Iron heart. Then she will be the next Tony Stark. I know this is not comic book canon but they have changed the M.J. character so much already and she is a lot smarter then the original M.J. ever was and not someone to be rescued.

            • Astroyed
              Astroyed  1 weeks back

              Next video; Chris Evans breathes

              • Netta5 SILKKILÄ
                Netta5 SILKKILÄ  1 weeks back

                I'm disappointed if they don't include the word 'home' in the third movie

                • MindlessAero 0
                  MindlessAero 0  2 weeks back

                  Robert is like tony and now Tom is just like Peter 😐

                  • Barbara Illesca Bulnes
                    Barbara Illesca Bulnes  2 weeks back

                    Washito rico, dame todas las películas por favor

                    • Kateřina Koucká
                      Kateřina Koucká  2 weeks back

                      press F for his beautiful hair😓

                      • Morsilva
                        Morsilva  2 weeks back

                        This is why I refused to believe Spiderman wasn't ever coming back to the MCU. "I WILL BELIEVE!"

                        • TJ Devil
                          TJ Devil  2 weeks back

                          Well played, Tom Holland. Well played.

                          • robert sammy
                            robert sammy  2 weeks back


                            • Altea Altaea
                              Altea Altaea  2 weeks back

                              clicked before i watched the video :) as per usual

                              • Pt G
                                Pt G  2 weeks back

                                Ummm....Tom whatever, is definitely NO HERO! Highly exaggerated. Who even watches spiderman movies anymore?

                                • Mike Dasik
                                  Mike Dasik  13 hours back

                                  @Pt G Jealousy isn't good thing. :)

                                • Pt G
                                  Pt G  2 days back

                                  Ummmmm.....HE didn't earn the billion by himself. one cares about that guy. The movie would've been better without him. He was worthless, just like his role.

                                • Mike Dasik
                                  Mike Dasik  2 days back

                                  His last movie earned over billion dollars - so MANY, HUGE AMOUNT of people.

                              • BadassWaffle
                                BadassWaffle  2 weeks back

                                My family makes fun of my celebrity crush. (I'm too old to be having celebrity crushes but too young to date Tom 😭)
                                Yesterday my cousin said: *Girl he's british. He ain't gonna want no ratchet mexican. He wanna nice elegant, proper british lady.*

                                So I slapped her.

                                • Jonah Miller
                                  Jonah Miller  2 weeks back

                                  Please don't call his actions heroic. Heroes save lives and often give their lives for others. Not save a superhero movie from going to a studio you don't want it to go to. I served with heroes that live with the scars if their actions and daily chronic pain.

                                  • Mike Dasik
                                    Mike Dasik  2 days back

                                    @Jonah Miller Don't get me wrong, but I don't see soldiers as heroes either. They're only victims, sacrifices or aggresors, most of them just pawns in hands of evil politicians on both sides. The only ones who can be called heroes are those who saved lives to their friends, other fellow soldiers.
                                    But there's not much of them out there.

                                  • Jonah Miller
                                    Jonah Miller  1 weeks back

                                    @Idiotic Idiot It's cool. I like Tom Holland. He's so young, I wonder what's in his future.

                                  • Idiotic Idiot
                                    Idiotic Idiot  1 weeks back

                                    Ok my bad

                                  • Jonah Miller
                                    Jonah Miller  2 weeks back

                                    @Idiotic Idiot I'm a veteran who served my country with men and women who gave their lives for their country. I have nothing against Tom Holland. He's a great actor and seems like a cool guy. I have a problem with whoever made this video.

                                  • Idiotic Idiot
                                    Idiotic Idiot  2 weeks back

                                    Jonah Miller true, but it kinda sounds like you hate tom

                                • Kern Jeremiah
                                  Kern Jeremiah  2 weeks back

                                  Spider-man Homeless. Calling it. Lol.

                                  • ea Malea Ador
                                    ea Malea Ador  2 weeks back

                                    Marvel parent company Disney????
                                    I thought I need to call parents company if it's the one who or part pound or start the second company
                                    But Disney just a big monster that take part after a success of Marvel
                                    Well they act like a friend but they already taking all the credit

                                    • Towabear
                                      Towabear  2 weeks back

                                      That was crazy Mystero told the world who Spider-Man is.

                                    • Natsu Dragneel
                                      Natsu Dragneel  2 weeks back

                                      Tom Holland a real life hero

                                      • Emma Cat
                                        Emma Cat  2 weeks back

                                        Why are people dumping Tom for wanting to keep his job? How is this man wanting to keep his job any different than a GM worker wanting to keep their job? Also, other people's jobs would have been at stake too. Not just for the actors, but for much of the crew as well.

                                        • Not Sid
                                          Not Sid  2 weeks back

                                          He really embodies the character of Spider-man/Peter Parker on and off screen. Always positive, always optimistic, always encouraging. Good on you, young man!

                                          • Ahmad Wahidin
                                            Ahmad Wahidin  2 weeks back

                                            Just tuned in, it is confirmed right?

                                            This is the best move, spidey need some closure in mcu before he make his own universe in sony. I mean i am not underestimating sony's ability to pull the next movie off. But that cliffhanger is too much if sony decided to do it alone.

                                            Hope there'll be no more problem, will be waiting for some great closure on spidey in the mcu!!

                                            • Lucas Sacdalan
                                              Lucas Sacdalan  2 weeks back

                                              Lol my friend said that spiderman wouldn't be in marvel.
                                              I said that he would just not in the mcu.
                                              He then said that "no he wouldn't be in marvel"
                                              I explained to him the difference between sony's marvel universe and the mcu.
                                              Now that this happened I will have to explain this so it makes sense to him.

                                              • poolchamp 1904
                                                poolchamp 1904  2 weeks back

                                                Tom Holland: Brings back Spider-man to the mcu
                                                Marvel fans: Wow, that was amazing, thanks Tom, I guess one person can make a difference
                                                Tobey Maguire toxic fanboys: HE JUST DID THAT BECAUSE HE WANTED LA MONEY LOLOLOLOL

                                                • OMG! I’m not Wengie!!!

                                                  Things I don't hear enough:
                                                  "I've seen all the Marvel films"
                                                  "Soft oreos are the best"
                                                  "Tuna smells great"
                                                  "Will you be my girlfriend?"
                                                  "TOM HOLLAND IS MY SENPAI! Ohhhh senpai..."

                                                  • OMG! I’m not Wengie!!!
                                                    OMG! I’m not Wengie!!!  1 weeks back

                                                    I love Oreos when they’re soft too

                                                  • Idiotic Idiot
                                                    Idiotic Idiot  2 weeks back

                                                    Soft oreos are great! The hard ones srcape my mouth s

                                                  • Abby Shuto
                                                    Abby Shuto  2 weeks back

                                                    Well I've seen all of them but I can't help you with the other things😂

                                                • Rashaud Watkins
                                                  Rashaud Watkins  2 weeks back

                                                  Damn that’s almost a movie in it’s own way 👍 AWESOME!

                                                  • Guy R
                                                    Guy R  2 weeks back

                                                    People need to believe... And nowadays, they'll believe anything...

                                                  • blackhawkjohn1
                                                    blackhawkjohn1  2 weeks back

                                                    Who thinks he'll show up in Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. I think Dr. Strange will send Peter to a different universe, the Sony universe with Venom, Carnage, and Morbius. Once Sony and Marvel come to a new multi picture deal, Dr. Strange opens a portal and brings Peter back to this universe for Avengers 5-6, with the Fantastic Four and X-Men.

                                                    • Khan
                                                      Khan  1 days back

                                                      ​@blackhawkjohn1 True

                                                    • blackhawkjohn1
                                                      blackhawkjohn1  1 days back

                                                      @Khan If they can't or don't want to use Matt Murdock, they can get Jennifer Walters as his attorney. That would be a great set up for the She-Hulk series.

                                                    • Khan
                                                      Khan  1 days back

                                                      @blackhawkjohn1 Matt Murdock as his lawyer will make me satisified, and since there are rumours that Kraven and chameleon are gonna be in SM3, it'll be nice for Daredevil to give Spidey tips on how to fight people like Kraven since he is still raw in fighting.

                                                    • blackhawkjohn1
                                                      blackhawkjohn1  1 days back

                                                      @Khan I see it like this, they can always open that portal and bring him back here. It could be Mordo that sends him to the Sony universe, and Dr Strange brings him out of it... eventually. Also, I hope they can get Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) to appear in SM3. They can film his scene after the contract ends with Netflix.

                                                    • Khan
                                                      Khan  1 days back

                                                      ​@blackhawkjohn1 your probably right about the mid-credit scene, cus SM3 could possibly end involving Spider-Verse(with only venom and morbius for now) *too optimistic ik*

                                                  • black jack1171
                                                    black jack1171  2 weeks back

                                                    This are my theory on spider man 3. First, it's possible that the next spiderman movie will include an avenger because Spiderman is innocent, there's no way that the avengers would not help a friend. As for what kevin fiege said, this will be and endgame to spiderman. I hypotezhized that in the end of the movie spiderman won't die but he probably would vanish instead of dying. If sony decide to take spiderman back then there goes spiderman in MCU.

                                                    • lukain
                                                      lukain  2 weeks back

                                                      Do Looper know the meaning of the word Heroic.?

                                                      • dsfddsgh
                                                        dsfddsgh  2 weeks back

                                                        This deal was getting done regardless of Tom Holland getting involved. Marvel/Disney were feeling invincible after Endgame and decided to go big and Sony told them to take a hike. It's called negotiating go for a big number and end up somewhere in the middle which is what happened. To much money was being made with Disney/Marvel taking over for Spiderman to leave the MCU especially in the middle of a trilogy. This now gives Sony and Disney time to hammer out a longer deal or maybe Spiderman will finally leave the MCU.

                                                        • Richard james Linden
                                                          Richard james Linden  2 weeks back

                                                          Here's your chance!!

                                                          • ONKE MAZEKE
                                                            ONKE MAZEKE  2 weeks back

                                                            background music ? the usual please

                                                          • Satria Sutena
                                                            Satria Sutena  2 weeks back

                                                            Sony: *buys spiderman*
                                                            Marvel: *gets spider man for a few movies*
                                                            Sony: I'll fuckin do it again
                                                            Marvel: I'll also fuckin do it again

                                                            • nathan ralph
                                                              nathan ralph  2 weeks back

                                                              Actually the thing that bothered me the most was going to be the loss of Spideys supporting cast.

                                                              • White Ranger Tiger Power

                                                                I’m glad gettin sacked on Spider-Man at Ace this weekend doesn’t make a big deal as much as Thor could’ve bein thanx to Friday that saved the day lol gatta becareful on big ones like this I sure am lucky all I got on my mind is Tobey as a better Spider-Man or would’ve went nuts like how I did on Thor nearly

                                                                • Jacob Staten
                                                                  Jacob Staten  2 weeks back

                                                                  So it's his fault Spiderman is still trapped in the MCU?

                                                                  • Haseeb Aqeel
                                                                    Haseeb Aqeel  2 weeks back

                                                                    He is not gonna be in one more movie he is gonna be in all of movies

                                                                  • ThiccDuck
                                                                    ThiccDuck  2 weeks back

                                                                    He just wants to get paid like everybody else and being Spider-Man is good money, not to mention pretty popular.

                                                                    • Abby Shuto
                                                                      Abby Shuto  2 weeks back

                                                                      He would still play Spider-Man with Sony. He is a fan of marvel tho and wants spidey to be where he belongs like every other fan.

                                                                  • Todd barney
                                                                    Todd barney  2 weeks back

                                                                    It was all just a marketing ploy made up by Sony and Disney

                                                                    • Joel Guerra
                                                                      Joel Guerra  2 weeks back

                                                                      Marvel Studios is now trying to find a way to connect Spider-Man with all their new Fox properties
                                                                      (X-Men/F4) in one/two films before he returns to Sony

                                                                      • Dan 84
                                                                        Dan 84  2 weeks back

                                                                        I just hope that they will stop focusing so much on other characters in the coming spiderman movies. I like the marvel movies. But it was to much iron man in the last one

                                                                        • SHORT STICK FIGHTS
                                                                          SHORT STICK FIGHTS  2 weeks back

                                                                          Dang i think tom Holland was a great choice for spiderman

                                                                          • Ivan Timofeevich
                                                                            Ivan Timofeevich  2 weeks back

                                                                            Fuck, was hoping for another remake

                                                                            • shafin Khan
                                                                              shafin Khan  2 weeks back

                                                                              Tom Holland: I love U 300
                                                                              Me: he really is the next iron man