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Andrew Garfield Says Gay Spider-Man “Wouldn’t Make Sense”

Screen Shot 2013-07-20 at 7.25.31 PMIt seems as though Andrew Garfield has lost all hope after being shut down by fantasy boyfriend Michael B. Jordan. It was only a week ago that he admitted he’d like to “explore Spider-Man’s sexuality” on film, but ultimately told fans at a Comic-Con panel today that “it wouldn’t make sense.”

During the open forum, a gay man praised Garfield for supporting equality and said he found the star’s openness both inspiring and encouraging. When asked if he found it hard to declare his stance on controversial issues, Garfield replied:

“Spider-Man stands for everybody: black, white, Asian, gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual. To me, love between two consenting adults is love. To me, that anyone would bat an eyelash at what I said is interesting.”

The room reportedly broke out in a standing ovation, to which Garfield assured that he’s an ally for LGBT equality, but a gay Spider-Man just wasn’t in the cards. “It wouldn’t make sense if, in the next movie, I was suddenly with a black guy.”

Maybe not for Spider-Man, but we speak for everyone in saying that we wouldn’t mind if you were “suddenly with a black guy,” Mr. Garfield. Let’s get to it!

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20 Comments

  • Mr. E. Jones

    “It wouldn’t make sense if, in the next movie, I was suddenly with a black guy.”

    Sounds like somebodies people contacted his people, and read him the riot act.

  • samwise343

    I hope that the people standing in the audience have the good sense to refrain from seeing Ender’s Game.

  • Tackle

    He’s right it wouldn’t make sense. The backdrop and history of Spiderman, Batman & Superman is that they were heterosexual. Gays do not need to hijack or steal part of a known superhero’s identity that’s been in place for decades. We would not like it if there was a known gay superhero who was gay for decades and he was made straight. Let’s create a new/original figure and let his backdrop/history gay. Funny how he specifically says ” be with a black guy.” As opposed to just, a guy. And his obvious crush on Michael B Jordan. Andrew obviously likes him some chocolate. And Queerty you say that Andrew was shut down by Michael? Publicly yes. Privately no. I bet Michael is very much fulfilling Andrew’s fantasies off screen. So no need to do it on screen.

  • Mr. E. Jones

    @Tackle:

    We would not like it if there was a known gay superhero who was gay for decades and he was made straight.

    Considering that Goyer et al took the real Da Vinci and made him a straight pussy-hound, I think we can co-opt their fictional characters. Turn-about is fair play.

  • fredo777

    Personally, I think he could have left out the bit about him suddenly being with a black guy. Not sure why the race of the hypothetical male love interest would matter, if the real issue was him being with guys at all.

  • tookietookie

    “Suddenly with a black guy?”

    What a shithead. Double strike bigot-boy.

  • MK Ultra

    You know, if some gay fans fetishize Superheros because they are big, macho straight guys, just admit it. No one will judge you. You find the hero attractive when he’s straight but wouldn’t if he’s gay. Maybe it’s because you think being gay would be a step down for a superhero, make him less masculine… I don’t know.
    But don’t feed us this crap about “hijacking a know superhero’s identity that’s been in place for decades”. That’s just a bunch of BS.
    Will there be a popular gay superhero on the big screen soon? I hope so but probably not when even gay fans are homophobic towards one.

  • Brian

    Andrew Garfield is a product of Hollywood. Products of Hollywood must follow the Hollywood rules. Most of what they say is completely controlled by the actor’s agents and studio heads. Agents and studio heads are terrified of male homosexuality because it interferes with their ability to market their actors to female consumers.

    Women – including liberal women – won’t tolerate male homosexual feelings if they exist in men who are also interested in women.

  • balehead

    Why do Gay separatists have to change everything to mean gay?? They should grow lives already….

  • man5996853

    @Fredo and tookietookie…In a very recent interview, he talked about having his male crush, Michael B. Jordan, play opposite him in Spiderman. A…BLACK…MAN. This isn’t racism at work. It’s just the hypersensitivity of two jaded, quick-to-judge homosexuals.

  • fredo777

    @man5996853: “In a very recent interview, he talked about having his male crush, Michael B. Jordan, play opposite him in Spiderman. A…BLACK…MAN. This isn’t racism at work. It’s just the hypersensitivity of two jaded, quick-to-judge homosexuals.”

    Actually, asshole, I was fully aware of the Michael B. Jordan comment when I made my reply. That still doesn’t change the fact that the word choice was poor.

  • Nyruinz

    @Tackle:

    I definitely think those two are screwing now lol.

  • jwrappaport

    Tempest in a teapot. If he’s straight in all the comics, then perhaps it wouldn’t make sense. Also, Andrew Garfield is beautiful, therefore his claims are necessarily above criticism. QED.

  • Cam

    “”but a gay Spider-Man just wasn’t in the cards. “It wouldn’t make sense if, in the next movie, I was suddenly with a black guy.””
    ____________________

    Really? You mean like how it wouldn’t make sense if some girls ex high school boyfriend showed up to their High School reunion with a boyfriend?

    Yeah…that NEVER happens.

  • tazz602

    This conversation is funny as hell –

    Fanboys already know – but there is a multi-racial Spiderman in the Ultimate Spiderman books. Peter Parker was killed and 13yo Miles Morales took up the mantle, not only is he Black and Hispanic – but there was early speculation by one of the artists that he could be gay in the future, which has since been denied by Marvel, but I think the speculation and conversation shows that the possibility is NOT off the table. To be honest I think Andrew’s earlier comments were in jest and taken completely out of context.

  • Juan

    Mile Morales the new spider man is half Hispanic and half African American, Superman gave up his American citizenship and Batman changes so drastically depending on who is in charge of the comic(not to mention on the screen). My point is that characters change for us the readers and viewers, they change to stay relevant to the ever changing world if this means a gay Spiderman who cares! It in my opinion would be more relevant to today’s youth instead of the same crybaby heterosexual white guy.

  • man5996853

    Fredo:
    Actually, asshole, I was fully aware of the Michael B. Jordan comment when I made my reply. That still doesn’t change the fact that the word choice was poor.

    The fact that you were aware of the MBJ comment only makes your initial comment all the sadder.

  • fredo777

    @man5996853: What’s sad is you bringing up this exchange that should have ended days ago + you’re still off-base.

    Yes, I knew the MBJ backstory. Makes no difference. The ethnicity of the male love interest is still irrelevant, since Spider-Man had not been gay before (with a white dude, a black dude, or any other dude).

  • jasentylar

    @fredo777: His wordchoice was appropriate. Don’t be so sensitive, Kotex.

  • fredo777

    @jasentylar: Sensitivity has nothing to do with it. I don’t agree with the word choice. Simple as that.

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