Tom Holland Discusses The ‘Wonderful’ Plan Sony Had To Remove Spider-Man From The MCU

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Just as soon as Marvel Studios established Spider-Man as one of the centerpieces of the future of the franchise, all of that hard and beloved work seemed as though it was going to unravel this summer when news broke that Sony and Disney had failed to comet o a new agreement over the character’s usage.

Luckily for fans across the globe, the studio Hollywood powerhouses were able to broker a new deal that would allow the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man to remain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the foreseeable future.

However, had Spider ultimately been removed from the MCU, star Tom Holland says that sony had a “wonderful idea” of how to do so.

“The future for Spider-Man was still very bright with Sony,” Holland says in the video interview while promoting his new Disney-Pixar adventure “Onward” (via The Playlist). “We had a really, really wonderful idea how we could sort of transition into a Spider-Man without the MCU. Tom Rothman and Amy Pascal were really confident that they were gonna do justice and make a film of the caliber that Spider-Man requires. But that said, I’m really glad to be back in the MCU and to have the team back together because I kind of feel like it’s where he belongs now.” [via IndieWire]

Holland, of course, was influential in getting Spidey back into the MCU, saying that he is “really grateful that Bob Iger and Tom Rothman allowed me to be a part of the process of bringing him home.”

“It was a pretty cool experience and also the best bragging rights ever: I saved Spider-Man,” Holland said.


At this time, the still-untitled third film in Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man franchise is scheduled to hit theaters on Friday, July 16, 2021.


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