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droo July 11th, 2013 6:29am

Andrew Garfield, cast as Peter Parker in the Amazing Spider-Man (2012), has presented the idea to producer Matt Tolmach of a gay or bisexual Spider-Man for future films, suggesting that maybe "MJ", Spidey's lover, could be a male character. Thoughts?

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sevendatesaweek If you dare...
07/13/13 12:30 am

Peter Parker is whiny and annoying as a straight guy. Any amount of fabulous they can add: yes please.

avril89lavigne RVa
07/11/13 10:28 pm

As a lesbian, I say NO WAY. There's no reason to do it other than create controversy. I'm tired of controversy. Leave Spider-Man out of it.

kateXcore Dark side of the moon
07/11/13 7:33 pm

I HATE when they change characters. You want a gay superhero, that's fine. Create one, don't steal someone's idea and change it!

DavesNotHere where am I
07/11/13 6:47 pm

Enough of this gay stuff already. There are some straights left in America.

DavesNotHere where am I
07/11/13 6:47 pm

What's next, a gay Mickey Mouse?

Gingerred primum non nocere
07/11/13 3:15 pm

He specifically made reference to bisexuality, can we please stop f*cking making it all about ~teh gayyyy~

Bisexuals exist and we're tired of being erased in favor of other LGBTQ groups.

lmurder MDK
07/11/13 2:41 pm

Garfield should stick to listening to the director. As MJ stands for Mary Jane in reference to the marijuana Stan Lee was smoking. Also I don't think he realizes that the production company has an obligation to make money off the box office.

lmurder MDK
07/11/13 2:42 pm

Also if Spider man was a poop pusher Stan lee would have clearly wrote it in and let everyone know of the characters sexual preference. Gotta love an actors theory.

thatguy81 here
07/11/13 12:23 pm

I am very socially liberal. Y'all know that. But this is stupid.

Imagine a kid (boy or girl it doesn't matter) who is already obsessed with Spider-Man. New Spider-Man movie comes out and he's all of a sudden gay. Then comes the question...

thatguy81 here
07/11/13 12:24 pm

"Why did Spider-Man change? Is being gay a choice? Did Spider-Man chose to be gay now?"

Not a good message at all. In fact it's the absolute opposite of what we should be teaching out kids.

Want a gay super hero? Make one.

07/11/13 9:28 am

Imagine the name of gay superheroes..
Glitter Groin
Rainbow Ranger
Fruity Booty

07/11/13 8:43 am

That's just odd to me. I have nothing against being gay, but changing an established character in that way would be strange.

commonsense America isnt racist
07/11/13 8:32 am

Keep your politics and social experiments out of my comics and heroes. Make your own. : )

Jeninerd Hoth, AK
07/11/13 7:59 am

I said no, not because I'm anti-gay or anything, but I personally like it when superhero movies stay as close to the original comics as possible. I would be totally down with a new gay or bi superhero!

Mooo42Q Thats Nucking Futs
07/11/13 6:13 am

Spider man, spider man,
Gettin a big one
Right in his can.....

Doopy Remedial Americanism
07/11/13 6:03 am

Stop subverting old characters to new ends. You want a gay/bi/whatever superhero? Write a new gay/bi/whatever superhero.

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
07/11/13 5:59 am

Gross. Entertainment, not politics please.

Nukimo NC Dreaming of Far Away
07/11/13 5:50 am

The is definitely not a gay thing. I just say, come up w/anew character then go ahead now or later & add the "twist." I have a little niece & nephew that understand being gay. This will just confuse them since it's...cont...

Nukimo NC Dreaming of Far Away
07/11/13 5:52 am

an established spidee/girl friend relationship. For the sake of the parents who once again have to explain how being gay works & the poor kids who barely grasp bf/gf & dad/dad, mom/mom. I hope they don't do it. Good "twist" for adults. Make an ”R"?

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
07/11/13 5:01 am

Up to them. Plot twist: Spider-Man's gay. I mean, if it sells...

EarlyBird Portland
07/11/13 6:09 am

Ok, I changed my mind. :-)

EarlyBird Portland
07/11/13 6:14 am

Haha.. okie, I've never seen a Spider-Man movie or even the cartoon. I really don't care.

fruitusfreakus Wisconsin
07/11/13 3:37 am

Umm I think the original Spidey should get a say in this...

mattyla Binghamton, NY
07/11/13 3:36 am

It's just the wrong platform to make political statements like this. It's just a superhero movie aimed at kids meant to show some fighting scenes a little bit of romance and usually some really cheesy dialogue.

drcynic Pittsburgh, PA
07/11/13 1:11 am

If Stan Lee is cool with it then its ok by me.

Shazam Scaramouche, OH
07/11/13 12:43 am

Nope on Spider-Man.....BUT I would go see a live action "ambiguously gay duo" flic!

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/10/13 11:50 pm

Oh HELL no! Quit messing with our superheroes! Everybody knows that SpiderMan's true love was Kirsten Dunst!

Kris Humidity Central
07/10/13 11:49 pm

Hold on, I'm hyperventilating.
I might actually see a spidey remake now.

bballard92 taste the rainbow
07/10/13 11:36 pm

I'd absolutely LOVE it if spidey was..curious.

flurry a
07/10/13 11:35 pm

I don't have a problem with a gay or bisexual plot, but comic book movies should stay as close as possible to the original storyline.

bballard92 taste the rainbow
07/10/13 11:38 pm

You gotta wouldn't be TOO bad. Lol.

droo Santa Barbara
07/10/13 11:38 pm

Exactly. I feel as if Spider-Man being gay or bisexual in the next film would only be acceptable if his original comic-book character were gay or bisexual as well. In fact, just changing Mary Jane's name to Molly Jaspreet would irk me, gender aside.

droo Santa Barbara
07/10/13 11:39 pm

And I say that because if MJ becomes a male, her (his?) name would be changed to a more "masculine" name.

bballard92 taste the rainbow
07/10/13 11:41 pm

I never said I thought MJ should become a male. They should just incorporate a new love interest thus creating a crazy love triangle..which people love. And I wanna see him kiss another hottie, tbh. ;)

bballard92 taste the rainbow
07/10/13 11:43 pm

And yes..therefore take another route than the comics. But there's nothing wrong with the director/producers forming their own version of spider-man.

droo Santa Barbara
07/10/13 11:44 pm

Apparently Electro (Jamie Foxx) is supposed to be a creepy Spider-Man fanboy in the next movie. Maybe they'll end up falling in love. That'd be an interesting plot-twist.

bballard92 taste the rainbow
07/10/13 11:47 pm

See, exactly. It could all work out just enough to please everyone :)

droo Santa Barbara
07/10/13 11:49 pm

I was kidding. I'd hate that. I want them to follow the comics and kill off Gwen Stacy, bringing Mary Jane into Spidey's life.

veritas1 Panda
07/10/13 11:50 pm

No! The creepy superhero fan boys have to become villains like in the Invincibles. It's the only way.

veritas1 Panda
07/10/13 11:51 pm

Invincibles? Incredibles

bballard92 taste the rainbow
07/10/13 11:56 pm

Well, fine. Be sarcastic then. I still hold to the point that it'd be nice to have one gay superhero. Just saying.

Scrazzle Winter is Coming
07/11/13 3:47 am

Right, stay true to the comic. If you want a gay superhero, use one that already exists or create a new one for that purpose.

droo Santa Barbara
07/10/13 11:32 pm

(Sorry guys, I promise I haven't turned into a "movie-questions-only" poller here on SoH, despite my last three polls being media-related)