Actor Andrew Garfield, during his time in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’, suggested a unique and creative direction that his character as Spider-Man could go in to spice up his franchise. This possible direction would’ve seen Spider-Man as gay and his boyfriend as Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan, reports showbizcheatsheet.

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In a 2013 interview with Entertainment Weekly, Garfield revealed that he had a deep conversation about Spider-Man’s sexuality with his producer at the time, Matt Tolmach.

Mary-Jane Watson, Spider-Man’s soulmate, had yet to debut in Garfield’s The Amazing Spider-Man franchise. Instead, Parker’s love interest was Emma Stone’s Gwen Stacey for the majority of the franchise.

Garfield halfheartedly suggested that MJ could be introduced as a male, which would by virtue explore a side of Spider-Man that hadn’t been touched on before.

“I was kind of joking, but kind of not joking about MJ,” Garfield said. “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?’”

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Garfield even cast the actor who’d play MJ in his head.

“I’ve been obsessed with Michael B. Jordan since The Wire. He’s so charismatic and talented. It’d be even better – we’d have interracial bisexuality,” he said.

Michael B. Jordan didn’t have a response to Garfield’s comments but admitted he was a fan of ‘The Social Network’ actor.

It wasn’t the only time Garfield thought Spider-Man’s sexuality should’ve been explored. The actor approached the topic again when talking to Mic.

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“I’m excited to get to the point where we don’t have this conversation, where we can have a pansexual Spiderman. The beauty about Spider-Man, for me, is that he’s covered head to toe. That’s why everyone thinks it could be them in that suit. You don’t see skin color. You don’t see sexual orientation,” said Garfield.