James Gunn, famous for his work on Guardians of the Galaxy, recently took to Instagram to answer some fan questions.
The director often uses the platform to share interesting tidbits about his work and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Fortunately for us, James Gunn once again used Instagram’s Story feature to share some fan questions, only to provide some very interesting answers.
One of those answers revolves around the first interaction between young Tom Holland and the cherished father of Marvel, Stan Lee.
James Gunn Brings Up Memory of Stan Lee Meeting Tom Holland
When James Gunn brought up the instance when he introduced Tom Holland to Stan Lee after being asked if he has “any anecdotes about Stan you often reminisce on.”
As expected, the interaction was truly memorable.
Here’s what the director revealed: “I introduced Stan to Tom Holland just after Tom was hired to play Spider-Man. Stan says to him, ‘Yes of course! I hear you’re great! Personally, I don’t see it!’ And we all died laughing.”
Stan Lee on Tom Holland
However, Tom Holland’s charisma finally won Stan Lee over.
In a tweet from 2018, Lee admitted, “I think @TomHolland1996 is a great Spider-Man”.
Moreover, Stan also added that “He is the exact height and age I envisioned when I first wrote Spider-Man…How is my friend Tom doing?” Check out the tweet below:
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
James Gunn’s Upcoming Projects
Considering the current situation of the industry due to the pandemic, several production houses have temporarily halted film production.
Previously this month rumors around the filming of Black Panther 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 circulated the internet.
However, it’s unlikely filming would resume soon, one of the reasons being James Gunn’s commitment to The Suicide Squad.
The director pointed out several times about his prior commitment to The Suicide Squad, insistent on finishing all the work on the film, following which he’ll start with GotG Vol. 3
Check out Stan Lee talking about his creation of Spider-Man below: