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.
Hell no. I don't have anything against it but I don't want to see it displayed all over the screen. Somethings need to stay private.
Someone is into roleplaying.
poo all everywhere now...crawling all over your body, smelling everywhere, put pepper on your poo and use it as a conditioner for your hair...eat the poo as a sandwich...yummie....
...because there is enough gay crap floating around already.
Looks like a good Idea. It's about time someone thought up a new and inventive Idea.
I'm gay, Peter Parker/Spiderman is not. This is a retarded article. MJ ie Mary Jane Watson is a woman. Every interest Peter has had has been women, this should not even be discussed.
Spiderman wasn't written as gay. I would think that even you would know the character. You are an idot actor.
Why? Because I'd tune out and not participate. It's one thing "to each their own", its another to suggest we'd be entertained by it. Not me.
GETTING THE BIG BOYS AGAINST ME..THIS FILE WE ARE READY
Why can't Spiderman be into boys? Maybe because that isn't how the creator wrote him to be? There are other superheroes who are gay. Why do people want to change existing ones who aren't?
This. Why not work Northstar into the next X-Men film? Or Phyla and Moondragon into Guardians of the Galaxy?
My underpants are filled with poop.
First they disappear the character of Gwen Stacy and her role in Spiderman's development, and now they want to axe Mary Jane as well. Make up your own superhero if you want to destroy something!
After what Marvel did with "Superior Spiderman" I completely stop to following the comic book, because that was the worse idea that I ever see on a comic. If they keep doing this kind of disasters with the plot they will destroy one of the best super heroes that exist.
If Tom Cruise can play Jack Reacher, then anything is possible.
This is why Andrew Garfield is an actor and not a screenwriter.
Who is this actor he is so cute
Andrew Garfield played Spider-man? must have missed that movie oh yeah most everyone did, I guess that's why Tobey's Spider-man (all 3 of them) did better at the box office.
Oh my God – how sick can you get????
There is enought funny people in the world without adding childrens heros to them.
Marvel has already destroyed spider-man by having doctor octopus take over his body and killing peter parkers soul.
What's left for them to destroy?
Oh yeah, this.
Make Mine DC Comics!
Why do I suspect that Mr. Garfield will be coming out himself in the not so distant future...
Spiderman is not gay because that is not the way he swings.
You just won this thread.
Well I'd say right now that that's the best joke *puts on sunglasses* on the web.
Sodom and Gomorrah
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You caught them too? It's ok, my doctor prescribed some pills and said it goes away in two weeks.
To each his or her own imo it'd RUIN the movie & I DEFINITELY wouldn't go see it......
Hey Hollywood quit messing with established characters! If you do you will lose more money than you can ever imagine at the box office. Reboot doesn't mean Re-write. Two words Lone Ranger. The people going to see comic book movies want to see the character true to the comic not your interpretation of it.
And "why can't be into boys?" ?!?!?! Because then Spiderman would be a paedofile.
So everytime the word BOY is used (including when women use it) then it is referring to underage children? Wow YOU are obviously a sicko Pedo, not this actor. You got something on the mind?
He can't be gay because the character (the comic book character) isn't written as gay. We can't have everyone in movies and tv be gay.
The day Spider-Man or Peter Parker kisses anther guy is the day I walk out of the movie. Peter Parker was never gay in the books and I don't think it ever crossed his mind to try it. If you want to play a gay Superhero use one of the gay ones already out there or make one up. Don't go messing with an established hero like Spider-Man. And before you start in on me... I'm a live and let live type of guy as long as noone gets hurt. But leave Spidey-Man/Peter Parker like he is.
YGBFSM this clown doesn't deserve to wear that tight Spiderman leotard. Oh wait...
Well that's the stupidest thing I've ever heard. Spider-Man isn't gay. Why in the world would you bend the character to fit a lifestyle completely opposite his own given in the original source material? I'm going to pretend like I didn't read this.
Spider-man isn't gay until Spider-man creator Stan Lee says he is gay/bi/whatever. I'm so tired of seeing this constant attempt to make over famous characters / super heros and suggesting they are gay. If you want a gay super hero just create a new hero and share your pride in that. Spider-man already has a long character history and it has never been suggested that "he likes boys."
What is he going to be called PRIDEMAN? hahaha!!
it has not pride...that's why there is a que....hahahahahaha....we need too babysit her when you are not there.
Vickie she is so clever isn't she....I hear u laughing from here.
you appear too be on honest Christian–excellent blog
I hear she sits on a couch with her friends all day insulting others on computers...just sayin
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