Tom Holland Had a Helping Hand in Resolving the Sony and Disney SPIDER-MAN Feud

It's hard not to love Tom Holland. There's just something about him that is true and real and fun.

I assume this is a big reason as to why he landed the role of Peter Parker and Spider-Man. And I now have to assume this is also a reason why he was able to help mend feelings after Sony and Disney's divorce over using the Spider-Man rights in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Holland had a hand in helping the two sides get back to the negotiation table to finalize a new deal where Disney will pay 25-percent of the cost to produce the film, as well as make 25-percent of the profits. Holland will return to his role in a third solo movie based within the Marvel Studios cinematic universe as well as appear in one more MCU film. THR writes:

"On Aug. 20, the long-simmering spat between Sony and Disney-Marvel over Spider-Man reached a breaking point: Any partnership between the two for a third installment of the Tom Holland-fronted franchise was '100 percent dead,' according to a source familiar with the negotiations.

"But in true Peter Parker-underdog fashion, an unlikely hero emerged to reconcile the two warring factions less than six weeks later: Holland himself. Sources say the star, 23, made multiple appeals to Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger and Sony film chairman Tom Rothman to reach a resolution, announced Sept. 27, for Marvel to produce a third Spider-Man movie for Sony, and for the character to appear in at least one additional Disney-Marvel film.

"Holland made a surprise appearance at Disney's D23 Expo days after the Sony-Disney divorce to promote the animated movie Onward. He earned big cheers by thanking fans for support and quoting Tony Stark: 'I love you 3,000.' Online, fans adopted the hashtag #SaveSpiderMan to lobby Sony to make a deal with Disney.

"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.

"Eventually, a thaw began between Sony and Disney after Holland showed them the outpouring of fan support. In the end, the new deal had something for everyone. Disney won a considerable stake in a new movie, up from a nominal producing fee that sources say amounted to less than 5 percent of the gross for each of the first two Spider-Man films."

I love Tom 3000. 

(And a part of me has hope he's the actor who Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige wants to lead his in-development Star Wars movie.)