Michael B. Jordan Responds To Andrew Garfield's Comments About Spider-Man's Sexuality
In response to Andrew Garfield suggesting Michael B. Jordan to potentially help explore Spidey's "interracial bisexuality" in future Amazing Spider-Man sequels, check out what the Chronicle star says!
As reported earlier this week, British star Andrew Garfield revealed he had jokingly, but "kind of" not jokingly, suggested to The Amazing Spider-Man producers that future installments could explore superhero's sexuality. Going as far as naming Chronicle actor Michael B. Jordan as Spidey's male Mary Jane, Garfield's comments kindled a bit of mild controversy. And while promoting his new independent film, Fruitvale Station, Michael B. Jordan spoke on the subject. "No thoughts on that, but I am a fan of Andrew," Jordan said after VH1 asked. "[Garfield]’s a talented actor, I admire his work, and I would 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."
Further along in the interview, Michael B. Jordan was asked about his thoughts on 'taking a more open interpretation' to comic book characters, despite some fans holding a specific vision for them and how they're adapted for the big-screen. "That was the smoothest question to ask me without asking, that was pretty good, the actor responded, referring to the possibility that he's playing the Human Torch in Fox's Fantastic Four reboot. "I think a lot of times with comic books, there’s a continuity issue with people.I think with any kind of show, if you have a character you grew up with that gets recast, sometimes people feel a certain way about it. If it’s specific to race or other characteristics that can’t change and would be detrimental to the character, then I feel like they shouldn’t be changed. But just a generic “He’s American, he’s smart, he’s funny, his name is XYZ”? Then I feel like anybody could be able to play that role. Hopefully moving forward people will be able to be a little bit more open-minded. It’s 2013, you have to be able to illustrate that."
In “The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2,” for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past. The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jeff Pinkner, with a previous draft by James Vanderbilt, and based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are the producers. The latest chapter in the Spider-Man story is set for release in 3D on May 2, 2014.
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