Tom Holland was announced as the newest Spider-Man just last week, and he’s already got a high-profile supporter in his corner.
“I don’t know him intimately – in fact, I’ve never seen him [onscreen],” Lee said. “But if [Marvel] picked him, I’m sure he’s good!”
The next Spider-Man film, with Holland as Peter Parker, will arrive in theaters in 2017.
“We saw many terrific young actors,” Tom Rothman, Sony Pictures Motion Pictures Group Chairman, said in a statement announcing the casting, “but Tom’s screen tests were special. All in all, we are off to a roaring start.”