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Jeff Goldblum's Priceless Reaction To Spider-Man Leaving The MCU

No one was more surprised by the recent Spider-Man news than Jeff Goldblum... and we mean that literally.

Goldblum only just found out that Tom Holland's Spider-Man is swinging out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe during the D23 Expo on Saturday, August 24 — several days after it was reported that Disney and Sony ended their standoff and dashed their deal to keep the hero in the Marvel movie world. 

An MCU actor himself thanks to his role as the Grandmaster in Taika Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok, Goldblum was at D23 to promote his upcoming Disney+ National Geographic series The World According to Jeff GoldblumVariety caught him on the red carpet for an interview, during which the reporter asked for his thoughts on the Disney-Sony split. The second the conversation switched to that particular topic, Goldblum's face twisted in bewilderment, and he admitted that he hadn't heard anything about Spider-Man leaving the MCU until that very moment. 

"No! This is the first I've heard of it. I'm crestfallen. Save... what's happening? I didn't know any of this," said Goldblum, who began mouthing "Sony and Marvel" and shaking his head in disappointment when the reporter explained the situation to him. 

He then offered his perspective on Disney and Sony divorcing and leaving Spider-Man with just one studio guardian: "I'm not a business person, whatever you say is Greek to me ... But it'll all work out, I'm sure. Good luck, they'll figure it out." 

For good measure, Goldblum also sang a line from what sounded like a song he made up on the spot. You know, because his response just wasn't memorable enough as it stood. 

This reaction from Jeff Goldblum is perfectly Jeff Goldblum-y, and has already reached meme status on social media. Many on Twitter have rallied behind the idea that "Jeff Goldblum is like an alien trying to fit in with humanity and just about getting away with it," and that this interview is definitive proof of that. 

While we can't comment on the possibility that Goldblum is an extraterrestrial creature from another planet who has infiltrated humanity, what we can comment on is what his reaction to Spider-Man leaving the MCU symbolizes: hope for the future. The Marvel fandom has been in complete disarray since the news broke on August 20 — fans have pointed fingers at Disney and Sony and anyone with even a slight connection to the deal in order to find someone to blame, outlets have run reports claiming that the deal might not be officially off, and Holland himself has issued a response that suggests his time in the MCU is truly over. No one knows for certain what will happen at Sony now that it's handling the Spider-Man franchise without Marvel president Kevin Feige on board to produce; likewise, it's unclear how the MCU will move forward from here, particularly since the franchise's Phase 3 ended with Spider-Man: Far From Home and since Holland's Peter Parker has become a pivotal character with major connections to other heroes. 

Amid all the uncertainty, Goldblum's priceless response is a welcome one. He did sprinkle in his signature eccentricity when addressing the news, but Goldblum ended by offering a perspective that everyone should consider taking on: things will be okay. Disney and Marvel Studios have the wherewithal to thrive even without Spider-Man in the MCU, Sony's Spider-Man franchise is sailing on unbelievably smooth waters following the record-breaking success of Spider-Man: Far From Home, and Holland is reportedly locked in for two more films with Sony. Like Goldblum said, it should all work out. 

As for the man himself, Goldblum may have a bright future in the MCU. The actor teased in an interview with Entertainment Weekly during D23 that he might reprise his role as the Grandmaster in Thor: Love and Thunder

"I can't reveal any secrets, not that I know anything definitively, but there's a whisper of a thought or notion that I might have some participation in it," Goldblum said. "I would love to, to the extent that Taika Waititi is directing it. I would show up anywhere where Taika Waititi is — and all of Marvel too."

Tom Holland may be exiting the MCU, but Jeff Goldblum could be staying in it. We'll let you decide whether that's a fair trade-off.