British actor Andrew Garfield has backtracked on his call for a gay Spiderman at San Diego Comic Con, calling it ‘illogical’.
He said there was no reason MJ, played by Kirsten Dunst in the Tobey Maguire Spiderman movies, shouldn’t be played by Michael B Jordan, famous for appearing in The Wire.
‘To speak to the idea of me and Michael B. Jordan getting together, it was tongue in cheek,’ The Amazing Spider Man actor said. ‘Absolutely tongue in cheek.
‘It would be illogical for me in the third movie to be like, “You know what? I’m kind of attracted to guys.” That’s just not going to work. It’s clear. It was just more a philosophical question.’
Despite this, Garfield reaffirmed his commitment to the LGBT community.
He said: ‘What I believe about Spider-Man is that he does stand for everybody: black, white, Chinese, Malaysian, gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual, transgender. He will put himself in harm’s way for anyone. He is color blind.
‘He’s blind to sexual orientation and that is what he has always represented to me.’
The Amazing Spiderman 2 will be released on 2 May 2014, followed by two more sequels in 2016 and 2018.