How a Drunk Tom Holland Saved ‘No Way Home’

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Even while under the influence, Tom Holland apparently had some foresight and some “Spidey Sense”, or as some may call it, a “Peter tingle”.

As the world waits in crazed anticipation for the official release of Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home, the entire cast of the film has been on a log, informative and exciting press tour. Tom Holland (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), Zendeya (Michelle “MJ” Jones), and Jacob Batalon (Edward “Ned” Leeds) have all been describing their time on set, confirming/un-confirming rumors and sharing hilariously-embarrassing stories. One story however really seems to be the most captivating as Tom Holland describes the night he practically saved the franchise.

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In an interview with CinemaBlend (@CinemaBlend), Tom Holland explains the story of a chat he had with then-Disney CEO Bob Iger and how this specific phone call practically saved No Way Home (2021) and the Spider-Man character as we know it in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Holland describes how he felt back when there was a lot of uncertainty regarding his role in the MCU due to Sony making efforts to claim the rights to Spider-Man. During this tumultuous time, Holland says he contacted Iger and expressed his passion and love for the character. After not hearing getting a callback, Holland found himself “pretty drunk” at a pub for trivia night, giving up hopes that he would hear back.

Zenday as MJ (left) and Tom Holland as Spider-Man (right)
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Iger actually ended up calling that night while Holland was “drunk” at the pub and the conversation basically changed the course of history for the MCU. “I think through that conversation he then opened up a bigger conversation with Tom Rothman and Tony Vinciquerra and they were able to make a deal”, said Holland. If Holland hadn’t answered that call from Iger, Spider-ManNo Way Home (2021) and the entirety of the MCU might have looked incredibly different than it does today.

See the full interview below:

Spider-Man: No Way Home from Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures hits theaters in just four days and showcases Tom Holland’s Peter Parker taking on the Multiverse. Alongside Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Spider-Man will take on foes from across the Sony-verse — like Doc Ock (Alfred Molina) and Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe) from the Tobey Maguire trilogy and Electro (Jamie Foxx) from the Andrew Garfield series.

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