Tom Holland is known for being aloof and lovable. What many fans don’t know is that he’s a real-life superhero. One drunken phone call between Holland and Bob Iger, chairman of the Walt Disney Company, may have saved Spider-Man.

During an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Holland goes into detail about how he smoothed over the dispute between Disney and Sony. You can watch the full interview below (the Spidey part starts around 9:45).

Earlier this year, Sony announced that it would be pulling Spider-Man from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) over a profit-sharing dispute with Disney and we were all devastated. (Holland included).

According to Holland, he was “three pints in” at a local pub with his family when he got a call from Iger about the future of Spider-Man. He answered the phone drunk and had an in-depth conversation with Iger about how they could make Spider-Man work in the future.

After many calls back and forth between Sony Pictures chairman, Tom Rothman, Iger, and Holland, they were eventually able to smooth over the future of Spider-Man in the MCU. According to Holland, he was especially emotional during the phone call.  

TL;DR: A drunken Holland stepped into the boots of a superhero and saved spidey. I guess all you really need to be a hero is some liquid courage and a strong sense of conviction for what you love.

Photos: Walt Disney Studios

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Madison Ciccarelli

Madison Ciccarelli

Madison Ciccarelli is an editorial intern for Adventure Media and Events. Her muse is her cat Enzo. She loves to spoil him whenever she can. When she isn’t fawning over her cat, she can usually be found playing video games, listening to folk music, or watching classic horror movies.