In Marvel’s upcoming film, Spider-Man: Homecoming, actor Tom Holland will reprise his role as the vigilante Spider-Man, one of Marvel Comics’ most iconic roles. He already, has the approval of Stan Lee, the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics well-known for his memorable cameos in Marvel films, who commended the British born actor at a Q&A session at Denver Comic Con.
According to a report by Comic Book Resources, Lee said, “Oh, he’s wonderful! I was with him the other day. He is great! I can’t believe it!” He went on to add, “It’s as if we created a living being to be Spider-Man, and it turned out to be him.”
At the same event, when asked who his favourite character was, Lee admitted “I love them all, but- if I had to pick a favourite – I think it would have to be Spider-Man. Good ol’ Spider-Man!”
Stan Lee and Steve Ditko created Spider-Man in 1962’s Amazing Fantasy #15. Holland is the seventh actor to take on the mantle as the titular web-slinger, taking over the role from Andrew Garfield in 2016. His first appearance was a cameo in Captain America: Civil War.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is being directed by Jon Watts and features the talents of Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Tony Revolori, Donald Glover, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr. and Laura Harrier.
Spider-Man: Homecoming began filming this past week and is due for UK release July 7th, 2017. Watch Tom Holland in action from Civil War below: