Bob Iger Explains How Tom Holland Helped Disney & Sony Reach New Spider-Man Deal

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Disney CEO Bob Iger discussed how Tom Holland played a key role in getting the studio to reach a new agreement with Sony to continue co-producing Spider-Man films.

Towards the end of the summer, fans were disappointed to hear Tom Holland’s Spider-Man would no longer be part of the MCU after Disney and Sony failed to reach a deal to continue co-producing the films. However, that disappointment was relatively shortlived as Disney and Sony reach a new agreement to co-produce one more Spider-Man film and feature Tom Holland in another MCU film last month.

During his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to promote his new memoir, The Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger explained how Tom Holland played a crucial role in getting the company to resume negotiations with Sony. As Bob Iger explained, Tom Holland reached out to him after the Spider-Man actor attended Disney’s D23 Expo, where it was clear fans wanted Marvel and Sony to continue their partnership:

“After D23, Tom reach out to folks who worked for me and said, ‘could I please have Bob’s email address or phone number.’ Of course, I’m very protected so they were very careful and I said, ‘sure, have him contact me.’ And he did, we spoke and he bascially made a… he cried on the phone. [laughs]”

While Bob Iger clarified that he was joking about Tom Holland crying, the Disney CEO said it was clear that the Spider-Man star cared so much about the issue and their conversation prompted Iger to reach out to Sony again:

“I felt for him and it was clear that the fans wanted all this to happen. So, after I got off the phone with him I made a couple of phone calls to our team at Disney Studios and then I decided to call the head of Sony. And I said, ‘we got to figure out a way to get this done, for Tom and for the fans. And we did.”

Details on Marvel and Sony’s third Tom Holland Spider-Man film are currently unknown, though Kevin Feige is reportedly planning to write the character’s exit from the MCU after his next two appearances. Tom Holland’s third MCU Spider-Man film is scheduled to hit theaters on July 16th, 2021.

In the meantime, fans can rewatch Tom Holland’s second solo MCU film, Spider-Man: Far From Home, on all home media formats.

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.

Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, Numan Acar, J.B. Smoove, Oli Hill, Remy Hii, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Cobie Smulders, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.

Spider-Man: Far From Home is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-Ray, and DVD.

Source: Jimmy Kimmel Live!

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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