Andrew Garfield on a Gay Spiderman: "That's Just Not Going to Work"
Could Spider-Man be gay? Perhaps, says Andrew Garfield.
Andrew Garfield has progressive ideas for Spiderman. Earlier this month, the British-American star mused on the idea of Spidey turning gay, "Why can't we discover that Peter is exploring his sexuality? It's hardly even groundbreaking!" he said, in conversation with Entertainment Weekly.
The comic-book characters certainly need to move in fresh directions, whether it be time, place, or something more specific to the characters, such as gender, race or sexual orientation. The Avengers moved forward a little, the Dark Knight franchise featured giant strides for Batman, and - to some extent - The Wolverine pushed things on with its Japanese setting.
This week at San Diego Comic-Con, Garfield revisited his ideas though assured the crowd that Spiderman will not be turning gay anytime soon.
"It would be illogical for me in the third movie to be kind of like, 'You know what, I'm kind of attracted to guys' That's just not going to work. It's clear.
"It was just a simple philosophical question about sexual orientation, prejudice" he added, "I obviously long for the time where sexual orientation and skin color is a small thread in the fabric of a human being."
Garfield had originally suggested Fruitvale Station's Michael B. Jordan could potentially play Spiderman's love interest, telling EW.com, "I've been obsessed with Michael B. Jordan since The Wire. He's so charismatic and talented. It'd be even better-we'd have interracial bisexuality!"
However, at Comic-Con he said, "To speak to the idea of me and Michael B. Jordan gay together, it's not ... it was tongue and cheek."
The Amazing Spider-Man 2, starring Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx, hits theaters on May 2, 2014.
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