Tom Holland showed love to his character, Spider-Man, and did everything he could to save him.
Ahead of the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Tom Holland spoke candidly about the move he did when he thought the character would no longer be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In an interview for the December 2021 issue of Empire magazine, the 25-year-old actor revealed he thought of ideas about the role and shared them with Spider-Man producer Amy Pascal.
“On the day that the announcement happened that I would no longer be in the MCU… I just drove over to Amy Pascal’s house and sat with her by her pool, and we sat there for hours, just chatting, and pitching movies,” he said.
Holland also said he thought of the ways to continue playing his role without Marvel. Among his pitches include moving the character in Venom’s world or doing a Kraven the Hunter film.
While he seemed to be doing his best just to save the character, thinking of several pitches, reportedly, served as a distraction to him. Per Holland, he has been in love with Marvel since he was a kid, and he was not ready to say goodbye at that time.
Venom’s character was first played by Topher Grace in Spider-Man 3, with Tobey Maguire as its lead star. Tom Hardy then took over and appeared in the Sony/Marvel film, Venom in 2018 before reprising his role in Venom: Let There Be Carnage.
Meanwhile, Kraven The Hunter will soon join the MCU after Avengers: Age of Ultron actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson confirmed he would do the role.
How Holland Saved Spider-Man
In 2015, Spider-Man finally landed on the MCU after Disney secured a deal with Sony. The character appeared in several movies after its debut in Captain America: Civil War. However, in 2019, the two companies faced conflicts and questioned whether the character should still be featured in the MCU.
Fortunately, after negotiations, the character stayed in the MCU, and the companies renewed their terms this year.
Tom Holland once appeared in an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Where he revealed what he did to make his character stay. He reportedly asked then-Disney CEO Bob Iger’s contact number not to try pleading but to thank him for the experience.
“I just wanted to say, ‘Thank you, this has been an amazing five years of my life. Thank you for changing my life in the best way and I hope that we can work together in the future,” he, reportedly, wrote in the email.
In the end, Iger pushed through with Spider-Man and gave Holland more spotlight.
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