How do you react when the godfather of Marvel praises you? Tom Holland had to figure that out fast because Stan Lee paid him a really awesome compliment – on Twitter!
“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 tweeted.
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
Side note: How awesome is it that 95-year old Stan Lee tweets? He recently revealed that he has control over his Twitter account!
Tom is our current friendly, neighborhood Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He’s also known to be an uber fan of the superhero. He even had a childhood costume of the web-slinging crime fighter that he wore all the time – even to bed.
“I slept in that thing, that thing still stinks today,” Tom told Graham Norton back in April. “There’s no washes that can make that thing wearable.”
In 2013, he even revealed that the superhero he wanted to play was Spider-Man. “What kind of superhero would I want to play? Maybe Spider-Man, in like ten years time, maybe.”
Apparently, this is a dream role for the 21-year-old actor. And we’re betting Stan Lee’s words probably had him jumping over the moon. But he was very respectful and polite in replying to the Marvel maestro.
“Thanks very much Stan. It all started with you sir. Looking forward to catching up soon bud,” Tom replied.
Keep up the awesome work, Tom!