Andrew Garfield Claims SPIDER-MAN Is Jewish; “It’s A Defining Feature”

Andrew Garfield Claims SPIDER-MAN Is Jewish; “It’s A Defining Feature”

While more and more new TV Spots are being released everyday for Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the stars are spending their time promoting the movie in interviews. In the latest, Andrew Garfield confirms that Spider-Man is Jewish....

Oy vey! According to your friendly neighborhood Andrew Garfield, Spider-Man is indeed Jewish. “Spider-man is neurotic,” says Garfield. “Peter Parker is not a simple dude. He can’t just switch off. He never feels like he’s doing enough. And Peter suffers from self-doubt. He ums and ahs about his future because he’s neurotic. He’s Jewish. It’s a defining feature.”  He goes on to say: “I hope Jewish people won’t mind the cliché, because my father’s Jewish. I have that in me for sure. He’s an over-thinker. It would be much easier if he was a life-saving robot.” You can interpret this any way that you'd like, of course. For now you can continue waiting until The Amazing Spider-Man 2 officially hits theaters this May. 

"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."
STARRING Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson, Jamie Foxx as Max Dillon/Electro, Sally Fields as Aunt May, Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn, and Paul Giamatti as Aleksei Sytsevich/The Rhino, you can check out Marc Webb's THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 when it hits US theaters May 2nd, 2014.
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driver - 4/15/2014, 12:39 PM
Only one thing^ HAIL HYDRA!!!!
DrDoom - 4/15/2014, 12:40 PM
Spider-Man is actually a Protestant.
JohnnyO - 4/15/2014, 12:42 PM
Where did Peter Parker and Mary Jane get married in?
JohnnyO - 4/15/2014, 12:45 PM
Poolio - 4/15/2014, 12:46 PM
Front page news in Israel tomorrow..."Spider-Man is Jewish!!!!"

Just you wait
Doopie - 4/15/2014, 12:47 PM
well stan lee is jewish and spidey is basically him. also in one of raimi's films peter says shalom at some point. but no, he's not jewish, doom is right - he's protestant. with all the guilt tho, you'd think he'd be catholic
Poolio - 4/15/2014, 12:49 PM
Bats must be Catholic then.
GeekyCheekyChic - 4/15/2014, 12:50 PM
Ummm DUH! Peter Parker has always been Jewish(somewhat). The original iteration of the character was written with core Jewish values but over time evolved into a composite character displaying Protestant and Christian characteristics.

Same can be said for Superman.
There are a ton of articles out there talking about the different heroes and religious and cultural characteristics.
Bekss - 4/15/2014, 12:50 PM
This is the new Spiderman?
He doesn't even know the character.
First he wants a gay Spidey and know he's Jewish (I have nothing against gays or jewish) :)
It's the uncle Ben what makes him over think everything but oh yeah they raped uncle Ben in AMS
DEATHbyEXILE - 4/15/2014, 12:52 PM
Bekss - 4/15/2014, 12:52 PM
Parker is Protestant
Doopie - 4/15/2014, 12:52 PM
i must have missed the rape scene.

theBaroness is right tho. lots of comic book creators were jewish and this informed many characters. supes being the best example
Doopie - 4/15/2014, 12:53 PM

soooooo glad i'm not catholic
charlie2094 - 4/15/2014, 12:55 PM
He didn't mean it literally, just in that it's probably a part of him, informed/influenced the character etc
CaptainObvious - 4/15/2014, 12:57 PM
What's next? Peter Parker is actually uncircumcised?
Bekss - 4/15/2014, 12:57 PM
The religion is not even important in the Spiderman personality or history.
Ramiel - 4/15/2014, 12:57 PM
Smack yourself, Garfield! Spidey is a Protestant.
DCSaysHailHydra - 4/15/2014, 12:58 PM

They can't even get the religion right in Webb's series, lol.

Someone NEEDS to make a manip of Spidey wearing a Yamaka now!
Doopie - 4/15/2014, 1:00 PM
i gotta agree with charlie2094 here. i don't think garfield is saying spidey is actually jewish, going to synagogue and eating kosher and everything. just that the 'jewish mindset' for want of a better phrase is part of his make up. which it is
cosmicman - 4/15/2014, 1:02 PM
Can't wait for a new Spider-Man. Garfield is a complete idiot and a dick.
TimL - 4/15/2014, 1:02 PM
Coming from the guy who said that it doesn't matter who's wearing the suit and that that's the wonderful thing about Spider-Man. Yes it does matter, there is only one Spider-Man: Peter Parker. That's what defines Spider-Man, the kid behind the mask.
LEEE777 - 4/15/2014, 1:03 PM
Ain't bothered about religion... he looks like Ultimate Spidey, that's what matters ;)
LEEE777 - 4/15/2014, 1:03 PM
Indeed tho, not a patch on RAIMI's Spider-Man (Talking 1&2).
MrJoshua327 - 4/15/2014, 1:03 PM
@CaptainObvious, where do you think he keeps the extra web cartridges?
Gusto - 4/15/2014, 1:06 PM
SkipKahless - 4/15/2014, 1:08 PM
oy vey
Bearjew - 4/15/2014, 1:08 PM
Dude no he isn't, YOU are not peter Parker, [frick]ing [foo foo]
TheArachnidAvenger - 4/15/2014, 1:08 PM
how's he a dick? He seems like a nice humbled guy and is involved in some charities.

Didn't Bendis once said he believed peter was jewish?
GeekyCheekyChic - 4/15/2014, 1:10 PM
does Garfield know when the new X-Men trailer is dropping?
Highflyer - 4/15/2014, 1:11 PM
@LEEE777 your right he does look exactly like ultimate spidey. But Peter is jewish????

TheArachnidAvenger - 4/15/2014, 1:11 PM
I also agree with charlie2094 about he's not saying spidey's jewish but has a jewish mindset.
ManofSteel23 - 4/15/2014, 1:14 PM
religious bollocks with [frick]ing everything
DEVLIN712 - 4/15/2014, 1:14 PM
I sure hope NYC doesn't need saved between Friday night and Sunday morning....
WombRaider - 4/15/2014, 1:14 PM
the amount of aliens, creatures, and beings that Spider-man has sure hes an atheist by now
DEVLIN712 - 4/15/2014, 1:18 PM
I don't really care about religion of a hero, if it ain't specified or essential to the character does it matter?
To me the audience should be able to see the hero as whatever religion they want. Allow them to relate to the character more.
CaptainObvious - 4/15/2014, 1:20 PM
@WombRaider- Peter has actually been to Heaven.
Doopie - 4/15/2014, 1:21 PM
let's just say that spidey is neurotic. a lot like woody allen. who is jewish
Ocelot - 4/15/2014, 1:26 PM
Doopie - 4/15/2014, 1:30 PM
i've known several jewish people in my life and i think they'd agree with the neurotic sentiment garfield is putting across. also think they'd laugh rather than be offended in any way.
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