Stan Lee Raves About Tom Holland As Spider-Man

Amid the critical and fan love for Captain America: Civil War, one of the bigger elements to get a giant thumbs-up was Spider-Man.

The youngest Spider-Man yet, Tom Holland's performance was widely praised, but was also bolstered by digital technology that gave him a costume that looked more comics-accurate than anything else we've seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (or Sony's Spider-Man films).

Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee is just as happy as the fans are, apparently, telling an audience at the Denver Comic Con as much.

"Oh, he's wonderful, I was with him the other day," Lee said, suggesting perhaps that one of the three cameo appearances he filmed all together recently might have been for a movie that features Spider-Man. "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!"

Following Civil War, of course, Holland will reteam with his onscreen bestie Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.) in Spider-Man: Homecoming, from director Jon Watts. The high school subtext is likely important, since this time out, Marvel and Sony reportedly sought out an actor young enough that he could be in high school for a while, and not just have the first scene of the second movie include his graduation, as seems to happen in every iteration of the film franchise.

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.