Andrew Garfield's 'groundbreaking' Spidey idea: Why can’t he be gay?

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Jul 10, 2013

It's no secret that The Amazing Spider-Man 2  is having trouble with the hero's new love interest. Shailene Woodley was cast and shot scenes as Mary Jane Watson, but was eventually cut from the film. And Andrew Garfield, who plays the webslinger, recently spoke to Entertainment Weekly about Peter's disjointed love life.

Garfield and Oscar winner Jamie Foxx (Max Dillon/Electro) appear on EW's new Comic-Con issue. It's there that Garfield reveals his idea for the character's next romance. When discussing Mary Jane with producer Matt Tolmach, he brought up an idea.

“I was kind of joking, but kind of not joking about MJ,” he says. “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?”

Garfield already has a casting choice in mind. “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!” Garfield's mentioned the idea to director Marc Webb, who is well aware of the angle.

Jordan seems to be at the center of a lot of superhero speculation. First he was rumored to play Johnny Storm in the Fantastic Four, and now this. Someone get this man a job!

(via EW)

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