Tom Holland pushed for Sony and Disney to come to terms on a new deal regarding Spider-Man in the MCU.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Holland reached out to both Disney CEO Bob Iger and Sony Pictures Chairman Tom Rothman on multiple occasions following the split in August. It was apparently after Holland’s emotional appearance at Disney’s D23 Expo that the actor began to put increased pressure on both parties to come to an agreement, which was ultimately reached at the end of September after he showed them the strong outpouring from fans.
Holland likely understood what most fans already know. It just makes sense for his Peter Parker to stay in the MCU. This cinematic iteration of Spider-Man is partially defined by his relationships with other Marvel characters, so it would have been difficult to separate the two again. Spider-Man leaving the MCU would have created a giant void in the franchise that’d be borderline impossible to fill. Your Friendly Neighborhood remains one of the most popular and marketable Marvel superheroes, and he unquestioningly was going to be part of a New Avengers roster when it came time to make Avengers 5. Kevin Feige might have tried to claim Marvel told the Spider-Man story they wanted, but Far From Home’s cliffhanger ending was proof that wasn’t the case.
Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Far from Home stars Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon and Martin Starr, with Marisa Tomei and Jake Gyllenhaal. The film is now available on Digital HD, Blu-ray and 4K UHD.
A third film in the Spider-Man: Homecoming series is scheduled to hit theaters on July 16, 2021.