Andrew Garfield Knows a Gay Spider-Man 'Wouldn't Make Sense'
Remember when Andrew Garfield pitched a gay twist for Spider-Man earlier this month? Well, he's already backtracking.
"Why can’t we discover that Peter is exploring his sexuality? It’s hardly even groundbreaking!," the Amazing Spider-Man star told EW. "So why can’t he be gay? Why can’t he be into boys?” He even went a step further and suggested that Peter Parker could explore "interracial bisexuality" with actor Michael B. Jordan.
EW now reports that a gay Asian-American attendee at yesterday's Amazing Spider-Man 2 Comic-Con panel asked Andrew about his encouraging yet somewhat controversial statements.
“Spider-Man stands for everybody: black, white, Asian, gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual,” declared Andrew to a cheering crowd. “To me, love between two consenting adults is love. To me, that anyone would bat an eyelash at what I said is interesting.”
However, he also went on to say that it was unlikely Peter Parker would be exploring his sexuality in future Amazing installments. “It wouldn’t make sense if, in the next movie, I was suddenly with a black guy,” he said — to which his Amazing 2 costar Jamie Foxx responded, “I’m a good cuddler!”
Now that we'd like to see.
Are you a little disappointed that Spidey's future is still straight?