When it comes to playing Spider-Man, there’s only one opinion that matters and that opinion belongs to Stan Lee. The legendary comic book creator brought Spider-Man to life, so it’s a pretty big deal when he says Tom Holland is born to play the role.
In a recent interview, Stan Lee discussed his involvement in Spider-Man: Homecoming and what he thinks of Tom Holland as the world’s new web-slinger.
“Tom Holland is the greatest, we are so lucky to have him. I had lunch with him back in the states a few months ago, and he was born to play Peter Parker. He’s perfect, and you’re going to say the same thing when you see him.”
Tom Holland is the third actor to portray Peter Parker a.k.a. Spider-Man, but the first to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Spidey was introduced in Captain America: Civil War and won over critics and fans around the world. The British actor will reprise the role next year in Spider-Man: Homecoming, marking the character’s first solo film back home.