We’re not ready for a gay president, apparently, but we ARE ready for a gay bisexual Spiderman with a boyfriend, if Sony gets its way:
We Got This Covered has been informed by our sources – the same ones who told us a She-Hulk show was coming to Disney Plus back in April, and that Taskmaster would be the villain in Black Widow – that the studio is developing a live-action Spider-Verse movie. As you’d expect, the hook would be that it would unite Holland with his predecessors, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. We’re also hearing that Sony is particularly keen on getting Garfield back, as they want to portray his version of the hero as bisexual and give him a boyfriend in the film.
Of course, this is something that Garfield would be very keen to do, as the actor said way back in 2013 that he thinks Spider-Man could be portrayed as gay. Not to mention it would also gel with where we last saw his character. You’ll recall that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ended with the death of Gwen Stacey. Obviously, Peter Parker usually moves on with Mary Jane Watson. But why not give him a male partner instead?
Good Lord. Maybe because he was never gay in the comics? Like ever? I was a huge comics fan, and I know there are all sorts of “alternate universes” and stuff, but this just seems like pandering to identity politics. And if they do this I guarantee you it won’t do well at all.
Oh well. I don’t really care, I stopped watching the Spiderman movies during the second series of movies. I mean how many times can you see the same damn origin story about the radioactive spider. Geez.
Ironically, before he died, Stan Lee was asked what he thought about the possibility of a bisexual Spiderman. He was not really into it.
“I think one sex is enough for anybody!” LOL!