DENVER, June 20 (UPI) -- Stan Lee says Tom Holland makes a great Spider-Man.
The 93-year-old former Marvel president praised the 20-year-old actor while appearing at Denver Comic Con over the weekend. Lee co-created Spider-Man with artist Steve Ditko in the 1960s.
"Oh, he's wonderful. I was with him the other day. He is great," Lee said of Holland. "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."
Lee, who also created characters including the Hulk, Iron Man and the X-Men, told fans Spider-Man is his favorite. The Marvel legend will executive produce Spider-Man: Homecoming, Holland's first solo movie as Spider-Man.
"There's going to be both things from Tobey and Andrew's character that I'm going to steal," Holland told Variety in December. "But there's one very specific path that [director] Jon [Watts] and I agree on, and we'd like to take the character down and explore his background."
Homecoming will co-star Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey, Jr., Michael Keaton and Zendaya. Holland is also slated for James Gray's adaptation of The Lost City of Z with Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson and Sienna Miller.