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Andrew Garfield Wants Gay Spider-Man; New Electro & Harry Osborn Images

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Wed, 07/10/2013 - 14:31


The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly sports the following cover featuring a look at Spider-Man and Electro.

The issue also features statements by Andrew Garfield who asks, "Why can't Spider-Man be gay."

If you have been following the Amazing Spider-Man 2 news, you know that it seems as if there was some trouble fitting Mary Jane into the story, as Shailene Woodley's part has been cut.

Well, what if "MJ" turns out to be a guy?

Garfield actually proposed the idea to producer Matt Tolmach and director Marc Webb.

"I was kind of joking, but kind of not joking about MJ," Garfield said, reports EW. "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?"

Turns out Andrew Garfield also has an actor in mind to play "MJ" with Michael B. Jordan, who is rumored to be playing Johnny Storm in the new Fantastic Four reboot.

"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 said.

Marc Webb, however, seemed a little reluctant to the idea.

“Michael B. Jordan, I know," Webb said. “Uh, are you kidding?"


The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swings into theaters May 2nd, 2014 directed by Marc Webb starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Shailene Woodley, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Paul Giamatti, Felicity Jones, Colm Feore, and Chris Cooper as Norman Osborn.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News Amazing Spider-Man Movie Hub for more news, images and trailers.


In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) finds life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can't come quickly enough. Peter hasn't forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen's father to protect her by staying away – but that's a promise he just can't keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past. The sequel hits theaters on May 2, 2014.