Because he’s awesome.
For a while it seemed that Spider-Man had made his last appearance in the MCU, Disney and Sony had reached an impasse in their negotiations and the studios had announced that they would now longer work together on the webslinger’s pics.
But last week, the two studios announced that they would be collaborating on at least one more Spider-Man film, and another appearance from Tom Holland in a future MCU film.
So, what changed?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Holland deserves a lot of the credit, after he made “multiple appeals to both sides to resume their negotiations:
“Holland began flexing his diplomacy after the D23 wrapped Aug. 25. He leaned on Rothman to re-engage with Disney (the actor was able to leverage his clout because he also is set to star in Sony’s Uncharted) and also surprisingly reached out to Iger, beseeching one of Hollywood’s most powerful executives to return to the table.”
So, Tom Holland can add “super negotiator” to his list of heroic talents.
Thankfully, whatever the actor said worked, and the studios were able to come to a deal, much to the relief of Spider-Man fans everywhere.
The MCU’s third Spider-Man film is set for release on July 16th, 2021.