Tom Holland Saved Spider-Man

Last week everyone was celebrating when Disney and Sony announced a new deal to keep Spidey in the MCU. Now there’s a new report about who actually saved the deal, and it also squashes all previous bogus internet rumors of secret negotiations.

According to a new report by The Hollywood Reporter, following the August 20th announcement there were no secret negotiations like sites on the internet were claiming:

Any partnership between the two for a third installment of the Tom Holland-fronted franchise was “100 percent dead,” according to a source familiar with the negotiations.

But it was Tom Holland himself and an appeal that saved the deal and resulted in the agreement last week:

But in true Peter Parker-underdog fashion, an unlikely hero emerged to reconcile the two warring factions less than six weeks later: Holland himself. Sources say the star, 23, made multiple appeals to Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger and Sony film chairman Tom Rothman to reach a resolution, announced Sept. 27, for Marvel to produce a third Spider-Man movie for Sony, and for the character to appear in at least one additional Disney-Marvel film.

THR says it was Holland who pressured Tom Rothman and even Bob Iger to reconsider their stances and come to an agreement.

Even cooler? THR hints that there “may be more” Spider-Man MCU movies in the cards following the two that were talked about last week.