7:11pm PT by Katie Kilkenny
Tom Holland, Marvel Pen Tributes to Spider-Man Co-Creator Steve Ditko
Following the death of Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko on Friday, Marvel and Tom Holland, the latest actor to don the Spidey suit, penned tributes to the legendary comics artist.
"Thank you, Steve. Rest in Peace," Marvel tweeted Saturday afternoon with a picture of its Spider-Man.
In 2015, Sony agreed to team with Marvel to reboot the classic hero, a Sony property. The first film of that deal, Spider-Man: Homecoming, debuted in 2017 with Holland as its star. The actor also appeared as the webslinger in the crossovers Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War.
Holland on Saturday also penned an homage to the comics creator. "We all want to leave our mark on the world - this guy crushed it. He made so many people so happy and changed lives - most of all, mine! Thank you Steve - your life lives on man, thank you," the actor wrote.
Ditko, 90, was found dead in his New York apartment on June 29, according to the New York Police Department. No cause of death has been announced.
Ditko, along with Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Stan Lee, created Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, which Marvel Studios also adapted into a film starring Benedict Cumberbatch in 2016.
Thank you, Steve. Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/sDCYlciRxh— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) July 8, 2018
We all want to leave our mark on the world - this guy crushed it.— Tom Holland (@TomHolland1996) July 8, 2018
He made so many people so happy and changed lives - most of all, mine!
Thank you Steve - your life lives on man, thank you