After suggesting last week that he’d love to explore Peter Parker’s sexuality (read: his own) in an upcoming Spider-Man film, Andrew Garfield kinda sorta got a response from his top pick for an onscreen gay love interest.
When asked who he’d cast as Spider-Man’s first gay beau, Garfield told EW that he’s “been obsessed with Michael B. Jordan since The Wire,” and has been pushing producer Matt Tolmach to pitch a homoerotic love scene so the two can finally have a reason to make out. “It’d be even better,” he said, “we’d have interracial bisexuality!”
Word got around to Jordan in an interview with VH1 this week, where he unfortunately dodged the proposal altogether:
VH1: Garfield recently said that the superhero’s sexuality is open to interpretation, and he named you as someone he’d want to play his gay lover in the film, should Marc Webb choose to go that route.
Michael B. Jordan: No thoughts on that, but I am a fan of Andrew. He’s a talented actor, I admire his work, and I’d definitely love to work with him in the future. He’s a funny guy–he’s got a sense of humor and I love people that won’t take themselves too seriously all the time, so it’s cool for him to come out and say how he felt or joke around or whatever. It was fun, I laughed at it.
Jordan’s new film, Fruitvale Station, in which he plays 22-year-old Oscar Grant, who was shot and killed by BART police officers in 2009, is currently playing in limited release.