Tom Holland says Spider-Man 'belongs' in Marvel cinematic universe

Wade Sheridan
Tom Holland said on Jimmy Kimmel Live that it would have been a shame if Spider-Man was taken out of the Marvel cinematic universe. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Tom Holland said on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" that it "would have been a shame" if Spider-Man was taken out of the Marvel cinematic universe. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Tom Holland discussed on Jimmy Kimmel Live how he was a part of Spider-Man returning to the Marvel cinematic universe after Disney and Sony Pictures had briefly parted ways.

Sony owns the film rights to Spider-Man, currently portrayed by Holland. The studio and Disney couldn't come to an agreement in August after the companies worked together on two solo films and placed the wall crawler into the Avengers.


"I was obviously devastated, I was really upset," Holland said on Wednesday about how he felt when the news broke. At the time, Spider-Man was to be taken out of the Avengers and would only be able to appear in solo films made only by Sony.

The actor, who was left out of Avengers cast photos at Disney's D23 expo, was able to get a hold of Disney CEO Bob Iger. Holland says that he was drunk when he got called by Iger, but that he was able to help the situation which eventually led to Sony and Disney coming to terms on a new Spider-Man deal.


"It was really interesting for me to have these two studio heads like 'what do you think?'" Holland said.

"We had a really good plan for what we were going to do with Sony, the future of Spider-Man was still very bright, but it would have been a shame to take him out of the MCU you know. That's where he belongs ," he continued.

Holland will next be featured in animated film Spies in Disguise, which is set to arrive in theaters on Dec. 25.

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Cast members Tom Holland (L) and Will Smith. Smith voices Lance Sterling and Holland voices Walter Beckett. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

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