Chris Pratt Supported Tom Holland During Sony & Marvel’s Spider-Man Dilemma

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Tom Holland commented on Chris Pratt’s support during Sony and Marvel’s negotiations over Spider-Man.

Towards the end of last summer, fans were disheartened to hear that Spider-Man’s time in the MCU might come to an end due to Sony and Marvel’s inability to reach a new deal to continue co-producing the wall-crawler’s standalone films. However, it appears few were more upset about Spider-Man’s potential exit from the MCU than Tom Holland himself, who has previously commented on his successful efforts to bring Marvel and Sony back to the negotiating table.

News of Sony and Marvel potentially terminating their Spider-Man partnership broke as Tom Holland and Chris Pratt were promoting their upcoming Pixar film Onward at D23, were the Guardians of the Galaxy star offered support to the young actor. As Tom Holland explained during a red carpet interview with Variety, Chris Pratt assured him that Sony and Marvel would eventually reach a deal and added that the Spider-Man actor would do just fine even if both parties couldn’t settle on new terms:

“You know, everyone was really supportive. Absolutely everyone. But, [Chris Pratt] and I were obviously standing backstage together before we were called out on stage and I was telling him the news and he hadn’t heard it yet. And he was like, ‘no, that’s not gonna happen. That’s not gonna happen. They’re gonna figure it out and if not, you’ll be great. You’ll be fine.’ So, it’s just really nice to have him in my corner because he’s someone I really look up to, and someon that I really appreciate, and I’m glad  that we’re good buddies.”

Marvel and Sony eventually agreed to co-produce one more standalone film with Tom Holland as Spider-Man, with the wall-crawler also set to appear in an additional MCU film. Meanwhile, Chris Pratt will reprise his role as Star-Lord in the third Guardians of the Galaxy film. Both Tom Holland and Chris Pratt appeared as Spider-Man and Star-Lord, respectively, in Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame.

While production on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was scheduled to begin early this year, the project was put on hold following Disney’s decision to remove Gunn as the director of the final chapter in the trilogy. Now, James Gunn will begin production on the third Guardians of the Galaxy film after completing work on The Suicide Squad for Warner Bros. and DC. Details on the third chapter of James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy are currently unknown, though the film will likely explore the ramifications of the universe-changing events in Avengers: Endgame.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is expected to star Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, and Sean Gunn.

Do you want to see Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord and Tom Holland’s Spider-Man together again? Let us know below and stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Tom Holland’s third Spider-Man film and Chris Pratt’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 as it develops!

Source: Variety

Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

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