Tom Holland Calls the Fractured Disney/Sony Deal the Toughest Week of His Life
In the course of a shared panel with Spider-Man: Far From Home co-star Jake Gyllenhaal, Holland, age 23, at ACE Comic Con Midwest revealed the most stressful moment. The news of Disney and Marvel Studios first came out on August 20. A new deal reached in late September, but if we’re honest, we probably shouldn’t let Tom know he had a horrible month. Tom Holland was asked if he has got any plans to follow up on his “Umbrella” performance on Lip Sync Battle when he dropped the bombshell. “I don’t know, I feel Zendaya, and I did the first one pretty good…but maybe,” the Spider-Man star said. “Who knows? Probably not, if I’m honest. It was the most stressful week of my life, without question.”
That’s when the fan-favorite Marvel star took a second to pause before saying, “well…maybe the whole Disney/Sony thing when that happened, that was a bit of a stressful week.” When pressed for more details, Holland said: “I’m sure there’s some contractually obliged thing where I can’t say anything about anything, so I’m just going to keep my mouth shut.”
What Bob Iger had to say about Tom Holland:
After the new deal was in place, Disney boss Bob Iger went on record saying the Spider-Man star had contacted him in hopes of helping broker a deal.
Iger said, “Miraculously. He was. We had an event D23, and Tom Holland was there because he’s a voice in Pixar’s Onward. He said something on the stage, and it was quite clear that fans wanted Tom back as Spider-Man. And after D23, Tom reached out to the people who work for me and said, ‘Can I please have Bob’s e-mail address or phone number?’ Of course, I’m very protected, so they were meticulous. I said, ‘Sure, have him contact me,’ and he did.”
Spider-Man: Far From Home is now available digitally and on physical home media wherever movies are sold while Spider-Man 3 hits theaters July 16, 2021.