July 11th, 2013
01:23 PM ET
With Shailene Woodley's Mary Jane officially cut from "The Amazing Spider-Man" sequel, star Andrew Garfield has offered a casting suggestion.
Given that Mary Jane is called "MJ" by fans, Garfield pointed out that those initials could just as easily stand in for a male love interest.
“I was kind of joking, but kind of not joking about MJ,” the 29-year-old Brit actor told Entertainment Weekly.
Garfield, a fan of the web-slinging hero who's prone to getting into such philosophical conversations, mentioned the possibility in the midst of a chat with producer Matt Tolmach.
“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!" he said. "So why can’t he be gay? Why can’t he be into boys?”
Garfield even knows the guy he'd pick to portray this new MJ: "Fruitvale Station's" Michael B. Jordan.
“I’ve been obsessed with Michael B. Jordan since 'The Wire,'" Garfield said. "He’s so charismatic and talented. It’d be even better - we’d have interracial bisexuality!”
It's a thought, considering that the MJ role is currently unassigned and we still have the third and fourth "Spider-Man" films to go.
The next installment, the MJ-free "Amazing Spider-Man 2," will open in theaters on May 2, 2014.
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