The internet was buzzing last week when Sony released the first official photo from new film reboot of "Spider-Man," complete with Andrew Garfield in full costume as the web-slinging hero.
So what did comic book legend Stan Lee, the man who created the Spider-Man comic book character, have to say about this new version?
"Looks just perfect to me," Lee told E! News at the Golden Globes.
As for the idea of rebooting the entire series, Lee thinks it would have been too much for audiences if the studio simply replaced Toby Maguire without the fresh start. "If you go back to Spider-Man as a teenager and you get a different actor, it might be that the audience will accept that more readily."
In addition to Garfield, the new film reboot also stars Emma Stone, Denis Leary and Rhys Ifans.Garfield said in December that he cried when he first put on the suit. He and the cast members are currently filming the movie, which is set for release in July 2012.
Garfield, a 27-year-old U.S. and British dual citizen who sports a natural British accent, recently earned a Golden Globe Award nomination for his part as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's ex-partner Eduardo in "The Social Network."
Stone also earned a nod for her role in the comedy film "Easy A." In Spider-Man, she plays Gwen Stacy, the love interest of Spider-Man's alter-ego, Peter Parker. Leary, a comedian who stars in the FX series "Rescue Me," plays her father. Ifans stars as the villain, The Lizard, aka Dr. Curt Connors.
Tobey Maguire played Spider-Man in a previous film trilogy.