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Tom Holland is the Spider-Man I envisioned: Stan Lee

When Lee first wrote Spider-Man, his publisher called him crazy because people hate spiders and insects. But the Marvel Comics maestro didn't give up until it was published

T2 Online Newsdesk 22 May 2018, 11:54 AM
Spidey was never supposed to be hefty and large, says Stan Lee

Spidey was never supposed to be hefty and large, says Stan Lee Image: Facebook

So you cried buckets at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, when your fave web-slinger aka Spider-Man aka Tom Holland literally turned to dust? Well, Holland has that effect not only on you, but also Marvel Comics maestro Stan Lee. 

Calling Holland the perfect choice to play the perfect choice to play the webbed superhero, the 95-year-old comic book legend took to Twitter to praise the actor. Lee co-created the character with writer-artist Steve Ditko in 1962.

"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?" Lee wrote.

In another tweet, Lee said his publisher had initially trashed the idea of creating Spider-Man, calling him crazy as people hate creepy-crawlies.

"Never give up on your dreams! When I first wrote Spider-Man, my publisher said I was crazy because people hate spiders and insects and he was not going to publish it. But I never gave up, until it was published," he added.

Holland replied to Lee's tweets, saying: "Thanks very much Stan. It all started with you sir. Looking forward to catching up soon bud". 

The 21-year-old first appeared as the web-slinger in Spider-Man: Homecoming  (2017) and was last seen in the recently-released Infinity War. He will reprise his role in the upcoming sequel to Homecoming.

Besides Holland, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield have played the fan-fave superhero in the past.

(With inputs from PTI)

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