Andrew Garfield thinks Spider-Man could be gay

Andrew Garfield, 29, has revealed he’s open to the idea of Peter Parker exploring his sexuality. The Amazing Spider-Man star told a producer it would be “groundbreaking” if Peter Parker were “into boys.” He revealed a discussion he had with producer Matt Tolmach to Entertainment Weekly. “I was kind of joking, but kind of not joking about MJ (Mary Jane),” said Garfield. “And 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?” As for who he would cast in the role, he suggested The Wire‘s Michael B. Jordan. “He’s so charismatic and talented,” said Garfield. “It’d be even better—we’d have interracial bisexuality!” However, it looks like Garfield won’t be getting his dream co-star. When Entertainment Weekly told director Marc Webb about Garfield’s idea, Webb responded: “Uh, are you kidding?” ~Alfonso Espina

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  1. David • July 11, 2013 @ 10:09 AM

    Bit of a flippant comment there. Turning Spiderman into a gay character for the sake of being groundbreaking is a little silly. Why not take it further? Maybe he could have a relationship with Superman? Or perhaps Batman and Robin could get it on? Die-hard comic fans have enough issue when the costume doesn’t look right!

  2. Andrea • July 11, 2013 @ 11:46 AM

    What an idiot. Now I’m wondering if he’s gay since he wants to make his character gay. Maybe his girlfriend Emma Stone is just his beard….

  3. Paul • July 11, 2013 @ 12:06 PM

    The man who created Spider-Man would roll over in his grave if he heard this sort of nonsense. Stop trying to change the comic character to satisfy political correctness. What a ridiculous idea.

  4. Paul J Wadge • July 11, 2013 @ 12:16 PM

    I think that even to consider this as a “Good Idea” is to laugh at! Do you think for one minute that anyone would want to see a character they grew up with, being portrayed as gay! You will never see me go to that! And if I was tricked into it, I would NEVER watch another superhero movie ever again! Did they not try this with Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern? Hmmm I have not seen a part two yet!

  5. Stephane Morrell • July 11, 2013 @ 12:18 PM

    Come on, don’t be stupid. Spider-man has a pantheon of love interests. It’s fine to have gay characters, but why change the cannon of an already existing one? Just to be shocking? I wasn’t aware gay relationships were even shocking or groundbreaking anymore.

  6. Jerika • July 11, 2013 @ 12:20 PM

    I actually think that this would be amazing. And why not? It’s about time that comic book movies stopped being just about a bunch of straight, white dudes. There needs to be more diversity.

    Also, Paul, the men who created Spider-Man are both still alive, so maybe let them speak for themselves.

  7. MightyMad • July 11, 2013 @ 1:11 PM

    If you’re a true Spider-Man, as Garfield claims he is, you wouldn’t try to change his sexual orientation so carelessly like he just did. Let’s fact it: he tried to make it happen just so he could maybe make out with Michael B. Jordan – that’s it, that’s all.
    Expecting Emma Stone to be single very soon.

  8. MightyMad • July 11, 2013 @ 1:13 PM

    @Paul – For your information: Stan Lee is still alive and kicking; now, if you were speaking of Jack Kirby… then yeah, most definitely.

  9. MightyMad • July 11, 2013 @ 1:15 PM

    @Jerika: Jack Kirby passed away on February 6, 1994.

  10. Scott • July 11, 2013 @ 1:30 PM

    Try Stan Lee and Steve Ditko for the creators of Spider-Man.

  11. MightyMad • July 11, 2013 @ 1:52 PM

    @Scott: I think we can all agree that Kirby would have STRONGLY disagreed with you on this.
    But that’s an argument between three titans that has been going on for more than 7 decades, so… let’s just say you’re more right than I am, even though I’m not really wrong!

  12. Owl • July 11, 2013 @ 2:33 PM

    It’s the twenty-first century. Why can’t Spider-Man be gay? In regards to the groundbreaking thing – it’s quoteded that he says it would be hardly groundbreaking, in the sense that more LGBT characters are included within popular culture/comic.

    And messing with canon universe things? Please. Give me a break. They reboot and change things all the time. Look at the character of Nick Fury. The first introduction of his character, he was white. When they created the Ultimate universe, he was black. Things change all the time.

    @Paul – The reason you aren’t seeing a part 2 to Green Lantern is because the movie was panned by critics and fans alike. It flopped, and just barely made it’s budget back. It has nothing to do with any character’s sexuality, confirmed or not.

  13. Handy Bob • July 11, 2013 @ 2:34 PM

    What an obnoxious twit. No one wants to see Spiderman wearing a suit with with a back door flap. I enjoyed SM1 but I will never pay to see another Andrew garfield film ever again. He’s the perfect example of the very worst thinking his generation has to offer.

  14. Michael • July 11, 2013 @ 3:19 PM

    Paul wrote on July 11, 2013 12:06 PM:

    ‘The man who created Spider-Man would roll over in his grave if he heard this sort of nonsense.’

    Stan Lee is still alive!

  15. Sparky • July 11, 2013 @ 3:52 PM

    Way to go Michael! Way to keep up with the conversation, we already debated that post to death! Good job being late to the party and only partly correct!

  16. Madge • July 11, 2013 @ 4:04 PM

    Andrew Garfield is off my list of actors to watch. What a twit!

  17. Gus • July 11, 2013 @ 5:52 PM

    @MightyMad u r so right it just his excuse to make out with Jordan. If you are gay and want another actor just say it outright. What a douche!

  18. Jonathan • July 12, 2013 @ 3:05 AM

    He is gay … Always look gay to me anyway … I’m actually pissed off

  19. Snepts • July 12, 2013 @ 4:27 AM

    Let’s see some nipples on that Spidey suit!

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