Tom Holland, who is all set to be featured in the third and final installment of the Spiderman film series, Spider-Man: No Way Home, made under Hollywood’s biggest and most popular franchise Marvel Studios in association with Sony Pictures, as part of Empire's cover story on the Spider-Man sequel, spoke about the fact that how he reacted when the news broke out that the web-slinger will no longer be seen in Marvel Cinematic Universe because Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios were not able to come to conclusive deal regarding the future of friendly neighborhood superhero.
"On the day that the announcement happened that I would no longer be in the MCU, I just drove over to [Spider-Man producer and former Sony exec] Amy Pascal's house and sat with her by her pool, and we sat there for hours, just chatting, and pitching ideas for movies," Holland shared. "How would we do a film without Marvel? Does Peter Parker fall through a portal, and then he's in the Venom world? Or do we do a Kraven The Hunter film? It was a nice distraction, Because as a young kid I was so in love with Marvel, and I was so lucky to be a part of it that when they took the rug from under my feet, I was not ready to say goodbye yet."
Holland further went on to admit that he was one of the factors that played a big role in convincing both the studios to extend the deal, "From a business point of view, I wasn't instrumental at all," Holland admitted. "People seem to think I suddenly went to law school and singlehandedly struck up a deal between Sony and Disney. Essentially, all I did was show both parties how passionate I was about this character. I basically just said, 'Look, if there's a world where you can fix this, it will be so much better for the character, and for me, and for the fans. So if you can fix it, fix it."
The five-picture top-secret deal took place in 2015 between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures in order to introduce the fan-favorite superhero character Spiderman in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a reboot rather than continuing with Garfield in the lead role of Peter Parker, after Sony’s Andrew Garfield version of web-slinger failed to deliver on the box office around the world. In 2019, the deal was further extended to six-picture after a lot of negotiations between both studios.
With Tom Holland in the lead of Spiderman also known as Peter Parker, he is joined by film’s other actors like Zendaya in the role of MJ, Benedict Cumberbatch in the role of Doctor Strange, Jon Favreau in the role of Harold "Happy" Hogan, Jacob Batalon in the role of Ned Leeds, Marisa Tomei in the role of May Parker, J. B. Smoove in the role of Julius Dell, Alfred Molina in the role of Otto Octavius also known as Doctor Octopus, and Jamie Foxx in the role of Max Dillon also known as Electro. Spider-Man: No Way Home is directed by American filmmaker Jon Watts.