Last month Marvel kicked off Phase 3 of its Cinematic Universe with Captain America: Civil War, which introduced both Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and the new Spider-Man (Tom Holland). Tom Holland will return in his first standalone movie Spider-Man: Homecoming, which has been set for release on July 7, 2017, and judging the overwhelmingly positive response from fans, this next chapter in the Spidey saga could be a blockbuster in its own right. Over the weekend, Marvel legend Stan Lee offered his thoughts on the new Spider-Man, issuing high praise for the young actor.
The new Spider-Man made his debut halfway through Captain America: Civil War, where Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) paid the youngster a visit at his Brooklyn home. Tony recruited this young high school student to fight on his team during Civil War, and it seems their relationship will continue in Spider-Man: Homecoming, since Robert Downey Jr. has been confirmed to star in this upcoming movie. During Denver Comic Con this weekend, Stan Lee was asked what he thought of Tom Holland, and had nothing but praise for the new Spider-Man. Here’s what he had to say below, via a new video from YouTube.
“Oh, he’s wonderful, I was with him the other day. He’s great. I can’t believe it. It’s as if we created a living being to be Spider-Man and it turned out to be Tom. Really!”
Of course, Stan Lee isn’t the only one to praise Tom Holland, who is being considered by many to be the best big-screen Spidey, even though he only had a limited amount of screen time in Captain America: Civil War. Marvel luminaries such as Chris Evans and James Gunn have praised Tom Holland’s work, also calling him the best Spider-Man yet. It isn’t too surprising that Stan Lee would also sing the praises of this young actor, after his critically-acclaimed performance.
While we still don’t know exactly when production will begin on Spider-Man: Homecoming, the cast is starting to shape up nicely. Tom Holland and Marisa Tomei are returning as Peter Parker and Aunt May, with Zendaya Coleman playing the female lead, Tony Revolori playing Peter Parker’s schoolyard nemesis, Michael Keaton playing the villain, rumored to be Vulture, with Laura Harrier and Michael Barbieri starring in unknown roles. While we wait for more on Spider-Man: Homecoming, check out the video below featuring Stan Lee’s Denver Comic Con panel.