The whole Spider-Man deal was pretty touch-and-go there for a while. There was a solid time in which we all believed Spider-Man was through in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with all the negotiating doors seemingly shut for the foreseeable future. And then, out of the blue, it was announced that a deal had been reached…but who helped push this whole thing along?
THR is reporting that we can thank none other than Spider-Man himself for the deed — at least partially. The outlet reports that star Tom Holland started his appeal to Sony head Tom Rothman following D23, where he used his leverage as the star of Uncharted (another Sony film) to encourage Rothman to re-engage with Disney. Similarly, he turned to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, to return to negotiations.
Given Holland’s very vocal love of his role in the MCU, it’s no surprise that he was in favor of the two parents uniting once again, but I’m honestly surprised how hard he worked to get this whole thing done. Good on him!
That being said, the deal is only good for two movies — one standalone and one appearance in an MCU film — with rumors that Kevin Feige is writing Spidey out of the MCU, so we’ll see if more MCU Spidey is in the cards. At the very least, we can be happy we’ll be getting at least one more arc with the character.
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