‘Spider-Man: No Way Home‘ continues to garner love and appreciation from fans across the world. The movie has broken several records, becoming one of the highest-grossing films to ever hit theatres.
All this, during the COVID-19 pandemic – when the film industry suffered massive losses with shoots coming to a halt and theatres closing down.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter for his upcoming film ‘Uncharted‘, lead actor Tom Holland spilled the beans on his Spiderman success, and how he accidentally upset Sony Pictures Entertainment, one of the studios behind the film, during the promotions.
He shared that he got a call from a few people at the studios, asking him to not discuss the movie’s ’emotional’ or ‘brutal’ elements.
“It’s funny, I actually got in trouble on the press tour. I got a phone call from some people at the studio, saying, ‘Stop saying the movie is brutal! Stop saying the movie is emotional! It doesn’t sell the movie!’ And I was like, ‘But it is! This is the most emotional superhero movie that’s ever been made.’ And they were like, ‘We want people to understand how fun it is.’ And I was like, ‘It is fun, but it’s also kind of heartbreaking.’ So I had to sort of change track on how I was promoting the movie, but I’m glad I gave at least some people some warning,” the 25-year-old said.
The movie, which holds the record of being the sixth-biggest films of all time, brought together Holland with his predecessors, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.
“I said to [Maguire and Garfield], ‘Thank you, thank you, thank you for doing this. Thank you for being here. Thank you for elevating Spider-Man in the ways that you have. Thank you for being so gracious and allowing me to share this with you. Thank you for taking a leap of faith and coming back.’ Tobey hadn’t acted in nearly 10 years, so we all embraced each other, and we were all crying because it meant so much to us. And Jon Watts, Amy Pascal and the writers saw this moment between the three of us and were like, ‘Brilliant! Well, now we know how they’re going to say goodbye to each other.’ So essentially, we just reshot that very real moment between the three of us,” he told the publication.
Holland will next be seen in the action-adventure film ‘Uncharted’, slated to be released on February 18.