‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Star Andrew Garfield Says Spidey Could Be Gay
While Spider-Man will spend 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' continuing his romance with Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) and will meet his future love, Mary Jane Watson, in 'Amazing Spider-Man 3,' star Andrew Garfield has a different idea about Spidey's love life. What if he's gay?
Garfield spoke to Entertainment Weekly in advance of the 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' panel at Comic-Con 2013 and somehow the topic of Spider-Man's love life came to the forefront. And that's when Garfield revealed he spoke to the film's producers and director Marc Webb about a radical new idea.
I was like, ‘What if MJ is a dude?’ Why can’t we discover that Peter is exploring his sexuality? It’s hardly even groundbreaking!…So why can’t he be gay? Why can’t he be into boys?
Garfield even has an actor in mind: 'Chronicle' star Michael B. Jordan. "He’s so charismatic and talented. It’d be even better—we’d have interracial bisexuality!" says Garfield of the actor.
To be fair, Garfield (seen above on the set of 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' with Dane DeHaan, who co-stars as Harry Osborn) says he "was kind of joking, but kind of not joking," so we assume he's not literally lobbying for a bisexual Spider-Man but just theorizing about that possibility. In fact, it doesn't seem that far off to think that in 10-20 years, we'll have a superhero character in a major blockbuster who is gay.
It sounds like the 'Amazing Spider-Man' version of the character already has his girlfriends laid out for him but how would you feel about a gay superhero character in the future? Do you agree with Garfield that it's "hardly even groundbreaking?"