AceShowbiz - Before Tom Holland managed to convince Sony to sign off on a deal with Disney to co-produce another standalone movie for Spider-Man, the web-crawler was on the brink of exiting the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Though the superhero's future is pretty much sealed for the time being, Sony was apparently prepared should it have to take out Spider-Man out of the MCU.
In a new interview MTV News, Holland reveals that Sony had mapped out a plan to transition Spider-Man out of the MCU in case they weren't able to reach an agreement with Disney and Marvel Studios. Gushing about the "wonderful" idea, the British actor says he was confident that the friendly neighborhood hero's future was still "bright" even if he had to cut ties with other Marvel superheroes.
"[The] future for Spider-Man was still very bright with Sony and we had a really, really wonderful idea how we could sort of transition into a Spider-Man without the MCU," he shares. The "Avengers: Endgame" star goes on claiming, "and Tom Rothman and Amy Pascal were really confidant that they were gonna do justice and make a film of the calibre that Spider-Man requires."
Fortunately, Spider-Man isn't leaving the MCU just yet. "But that said, I'm really glad to be back in the MCU and to have the team back together because I kind of feel like it's where he belongs now," Holland says.
Bragging about his role in keeping Spider-Man within the MCU, the 23-year-old adds, "I'm really grateful that Bob Iger and Tom Rothman allowed me to be a part of the process of bringing him home, it was a pretty cool experience and also the best bragging rights ever, I saved Spider-Man."
Holland has been set to return for another standalone Spider-Man movie and make an appearance in a non-standalone Marvel film. The third Spider-Man movie is scheduled to start production in July.