Tom Holland has his own ways to get people's hearts, and it has proven effective after it helped him prevent Spider-Man from leaving his favorite universe.
The "Spider-Man" actor was the fruit of an unparalleled deal between Disney and Sony in 2015, which resulted in finally including the popular and friendly neighborhood character to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Despite the success of the installments since Holland's debut in "Captain America: Civil War," Disney and Sony faced conflicts whether they would still allow Spider-Man to continue to feature in the MCU in its future films.
The two studios bargained and tried to agree to each other's conditions and finally arrived with the good news of Spider-Man staying in the MCU. Fortunately, after a few negotiations, Sony and Disney decided to renew the terms earlier this year.
What surprised fans after the news about Spider-Man possibly being removed from future MCU films was the fact that Tom was the one who persevered in talking with both companies... secretly!
The Story Behind Tom's Efforts
On Wednesday, Tom appeared in an episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" where he shared "the cute, unique way" he made to help keep his character stay in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
According to the 23-year-old actor, he believed that Spider-Man was 100% leaving the MCU, so he asked for Disney's CEO Bob Iger's contact number not to plead him but to thank him for the "experience".
"I just wanted to say, 'Thank you, this has been an amazing five years of my life. Thank you for changing my life in the best way and I hope that we can work together in the future," he wrote in the e-mail. Tom immediately got a response from the CEO, asking him his free time.
"And you don't give Bob Iger a schedule. You're like, 'whenever, Bob!" Tom excitedly told Kimmel.
The "whenever" he told the boss became an unexpected time since the CEO called the actor when he was out with his family to attend a pub quiz in their hometown.
The "The Devil All The Time" actor disclosed that he had three pints at that time and was already drunk, calling the unknown number's incoming call as some sort of "wrong timing." He knew by then that it was Iger, and thought that he should not answer the call since he was intoxicated.
After a few moments, he decided to take the call. Holland admitted to Kimmel that he got "really emotional" because he felt like everything was coming to an end. The alcohol likely made him weep more -- which was a cute gesture after all.
What The CEO Thinks of Tom
The Disney's CEO appeared on the same TV program in October, where he described Tom as a "great Spider-Man" and how much they care about him.
"I actually felt for him, and it was clear that the fans wanted this to happen," Iger said, talking proudly about how genuine Tom is. "The future of Spider-Man was still really bright, but it would have been a shame to take him out of the MCU.
Fortunately, Tom prevented the crisis and people can still expect the webslinger hero to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe's movies in the future.