A few days ago, Andrew Garfield wondered publically why Spiderman couldn’t be gay, even suggesting an actor to portray Spidey’s potential male love interest: Michael B Jordan.
Today, the actor best known for his role on The Wire, responded to the suggestion and expressed his admiration for Andrew Garfield:
"No thoughts on that, but I am a fan of Andrew," he told VH1. “He’s a talented actor, I admire his work, and I’d definitely love to work with him in the future.”
"He’s a funny guy - he’s got a sense of humour, 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."
In the same interview, Jordan also made some comments on the rumour that he might be involved in the reboot of The Fantastic Four, where he may be playing a character who traditionally has always been white:
"I think a lot of times with comic books, there’s a continuity issue with people," he said. "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."
Once again, he does not confirm anything about his involvement, but at least he’s not denying it!
What we do know for sure is that Andrew Garfield can be found on the screens on the 2nd of May 2014, when the second part of The Amazing Spider-Man will be released. But, for now, it seems like he’ll just have to be content with playing a straight superhero.