Spider-Man has been the talk of the town for the past few weeks. Not because Far From Home earned well over $1 billion at the box office this summer, but because Sony and
Earlier this week a fresh report said that Tom Holland, who has played Parker/Spider-Man in five MCU films so far, was a superhero in real life, urging both Sony and Disney to get back to the negotiations table. And the most powerful man at
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Holland made multiple appeals to
Holland made several comments about the upcoming Spider-Man film as soon as word of the Sony-
The THR report noted that
That’s all you need to know before hearing Iger’s take on the matter. Disney’s chairman and CEO appeared on Jimmy Kimmel to promote his book, The Ride of a Lifetime, and that’s where he talked about the new Spider-Man deal with Sony, among other things. Iger confirmed that Holland was indeed involved with resolving the whole ordeal, reaching out to him to beg for a new deal to happen. The deal happened “miraculously,” Iger said.
“We had an event called D23, and Tom was there because he’s a voice in Pixar’s movie called Onward with Chris Pratt,” Iger revealed, adding that Holland said something on stage, “and it was clear that fans wanted Tom back as Spider-Man, made by Marvel and our Marvel production team. After D23, Tom reached out to folks who work for me and said, ‘Can I please have Bob’s e-mail address or phone number?’ Of course, I’m very protected, so they were very careful. I said, ‘Sure, have him contact me,’ and he did.”
“We spoke, and he basically made a… he cried on the phone,” Iger joked, before saying that didn’t happen. “But it was clear that he cared so much. And actually, we care a lot about him. And he’s a great Spider-Man.”
“I, actually, felt for him, and it was clear that the fans wanted this to happen,” Iger continued. “So after I got off the phone with him, I made a couple of phone calls to our team at
“Sometimes, when companies are negotiating […] they kinda forget that there are other folks out there that actually matter,” the CEO said.
Thankfully for Spider-Man fans, Sony and
A video of Iger’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live is embedded below.