If ever we needed further confirmation that Tom Holland’s take on Peter Parker/Spider-Man was pitch-perfect, well we now can add a full endorsement from the web-slinger’s creator. On Twitter, Stan Lee has revealed that the young actor’s portrayal of the character is exactly what he had in mind when he first created Spider-Man in 1962.
“I think @TomHolland1996 is a great Spider-Man,” Lee tweeted. “He is the exact height and age I envisioned when I first wrote Spider-Man.”
Holland first appeared as Spider-Man in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, where the character closely resembled his first comic book appearances. With subsequent appearances in Spider-Man: Homecoming and Avengers: Infinity War, Holland has already put in three appearances as the wall-crawler and become a big part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
I think @TomHolland1996 is a great Spider-Man. He is the exact height and age I envisioned when I first wrote Spider-Man. Spidey was never supposed to be too large. How is my friend Tom doing?
— stan lee (@TheRealStanLee) May 19, 2018
Lee’s official endorsement comes shortly after the legendary Marvel creator announced he had taken full control of his Twitter account for the first time. His comments come at an unfortunate time, given that Peter Parker shockingly died in Infinity War. But with an official endorsement by the man who started it all, can Spidey really remain dead? We’ll have to wait for Avengers 4 to find out.
In theaters now, Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie.
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