Tom Holland revealed how he drunkenly helped Sony and Disney reach a new deal to continue co-producing Spider-Man films.
Towards the end of the summer, fans were disappointed to learn that Sony and Disney were unable to reach an agreement to continue co-producing Spider-Man films. While Tom Holland’s wall-crawler would have been pulled from the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a result, Sony and Disney were later able to resume negotiations and agreed to co-produce at least one more Spider-Man film while also including the webhead another MCU movie.
In October, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that Tom Holland played key role in getting the negotiations with Sony to resume after the Spider-Man star reached out to him over the phone. During an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Tom Holland confirmed Bob Iger’s story but noted that he initially wanted to simply thank the Disney CEO for giving him the chance to portray Spider-Man:
“I asked if I could get Bob’s email, ’cause I just wanted to say, ‘thank you.’ […] I got his email, I sent him the email, and then he responded very quickly saying, ‘I’d love to jump on the phone with you at some point. When are you free?’ And you don’t give Bob Iger a schedule. You’re like, ‘whenever, Bob!'”
However, Tom Holland noted that he received the fateful phone call from the Disney CEO while having more than a few drinks at a local pub on trivia night. Fortunately, Tom Holland was still able to help get the ball rolling on the negotiations between Disney and Sony that eventually led to a new Spider-Man agreement:
“I get a phone call from an unknown number, and I have a feeling like, I think this is Bob Iger… but I’m drunk. […] But I basically just said, ‘thank you for the opportunity’ and then he said, ‘there is a world where we can make this work.’ And then there was a bunch of phone calls back and forth from Tom Rothman, he was really instrumental in the process.”
Tom Holland also confirmed the Disney CEO’s claim that he cried during the phone call, saying, “I did. I was really emotional ’cause I felt like it was all coming to an end.”
Tom Holland most recently portrayed the wall-crawler in Sony and Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: Far From Home:
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
DC 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