Spiderman star Tom Holland was instrumental in getting Marvel and Sony to come around the table and allow the web-slinging superhero back into the Marvel Cinematic Universe according to reports.
The two studios had been locked in a dispute over the rights to the character that seemed to have shut the door on Spiderman’s continued involvement in the gigantic superhero franchise.
Apparently, the young British actor made a series of heartfelt and impassioned pleas to Disney – the owners of Marvel – CEO Bob Iger and Sony chief Tom Rothman urging them to find a way to get Peter Parker back into the MCU.
The 23-year-old star made multiple appeals to Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger and Sony film chairman Tom Rothman to reach a resolution for Marvel to produce a third Spider-Man movie for Sony, and for the character to appear in at least one additional Disney-Marvel film.
Sony and Disney/Marvel eventually reached a compromise and Holland – who had also reportedly used his appearance in Sony video game Uncharted as leverage – celebrated by sharing a famous clip for Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street to celebrate.
By Damilola Faustino
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