Disney CEO Reveals New Details of Drunk Tom Holland's Plea to Save Spider-Man in the MCU

Marvel's Spider-Man franchise is good at generating headlines both on and off the screen - and lately he's been in the news due to a funny little drunken anecdote. That story involves Holland's role in helping "save" Spider-Man after Disney and Sony's big falling out earlier this year - a feat that Holland apparently performed while drunk. The actor made an heartfelt speech to Disney CEO Bog Iger about his time playing Spider-Man - a speech that was bolstered by some 'liquid courage' found in a local pub. Bob Iger has been pretty tongue-in-cheek about the whole Drunk Tom Holland call, but now he's giving us more details!

Here's what Bob Iger had to say to US Weekly about the pivotal 'Save Spider-Man' call he had with Drunk Tom Holland:

“I couldn’t tell if he was drunk, but I called him because I knew that he was upset and he wanted to talk to me about the status of Spider-Man. And at the time that I called him, he was at a pub in, I think, London with his family, and he said, ‘If it’s noisy, I just stepped out of a pub,’” he explained. “He sounded a little giddy, but I didn’t really make that connection until I read recently that he said he was a little bit drunk. But he was perfectly nice on the phone. We had a good conversation.”

In case you missed it, here's Tom Holland's recollection of that same call:

"...my family and I went to the Pub Quiz in our local town. We're doing a quiz and I'm like 3 pints in, right? I haven't eaten much, and I get a phone call from an unknown number, and I have a feeling like 'this is Bob Iger, but I'm drunk," Holland told Jimmy Kimmel. "...I was really emotional because I felt like it was all coming to an end... The future of Spider-Man was still very bright, but it would've been a shame to take him out of the MCU, you know, that's where he belongs and we've built such a strong character in that world and it would've been a shame to lose that, but I'm just really glad that we managed to work it out."

So are we, Tom. So are we.

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In the end, Bob Iger still seems to be taking the matter in good stride, telling US Weekly: “Tom can call me drunk any day of the week. As long as he calls me Bob!”

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