If it's left to Andrew Garfield, the next "Spider-Man" may hold a few changes to Peter Parker's roster of love interests.
Though he will share his heart with both Mary Jane Watson and Felicia Hardy in the upcoming installments of the franchise, Garfield has suggested a male love interest could be an appropriate addition to his character's story.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Garfield shared a philosophical conversation he had with the film's producer, Matt Talmoc, about Parker's sexuality.
“I was kind of joking, but kind of not joking about MJ,” he told EW. “And I was like, ‘What if MJ is a dude?’ Why can’t we discover that Peter is exploring his sexuality? It’s hardly even groundbreaking! … So why can’t he be gay? Why can’t he be into boys?”
And what actor does the British star have in mind?
"I've been obsessed with Michael B. Jordan since The Wire. He's so charismatic and talented," said Garfield.
"It'd be even better -- we'd have interracial bisexuality!"
EW mentioned Garfield's idea to director Marc Webb, who simply replied, “Michael B. Jordan, I know.”
Jordan is currently receiving rave reviews for his performance in the movie "Fruitvale Station" -- a film retelling the story of an ex-convict and former San Francisco Bay area drug dealer who was fatally shot by a transit police officer on New Year's morning, 2009.
"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" will hit theaters on May 2, 2014. Two more sequels will follow that film, scheduled for release in June 2016 and May 2018.
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Treye Green is a reporter for The International Business Times and a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Green has shot, edited and...