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Stan Lee praises new Spider-Man Tom Holland

Comic book legend Stan Lee has praised new Spider-Man Tom Holland, insisting the British actor is like the superhero come to life.

The 93-year-old, who co-created the webbed superhero, was one of the guest panelists at Comic-Con in Denver, Colorado at the weekend (25-26Jun16) and had nothing but good things to say about Holland and his turn as Peter Parker in the upcoming standalone Spider-Man: Homecoming film.


"Oh, he's wonderful," Lee said of the 20-year-old star. "I was with him the other day. He is 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."


Spider-Man has previously been portrayed by Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.


Lee also revealed that he has at least three cameos in upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe films that have yet to be released, and almost let out the secret before an off-stage voice cut him off.


"One of the cameos I did is for the...," he began before he was stopped in his tracks.


"Let me put it this way; it’s a movie that’ll come out soon," he laughed as he continued. "You're going to all want to see it because it's one of your favorites. In that movie I have a cameo where I’m dressed up as... I won’t tell you, but you are gonna love it."


Spider-Man: Homecoming is due to hit cinemas in July, 2017.