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The next Spider-Man movie may feature a bisexual Spider-Man.
According to the website We Got This Covered, Sony wants to give Spider-Man a boyfriend.
The actor currently playing Spider-Man, Tom Holland, said he wants to see a gay Spider-Man.
Tom Holland, who currently plays Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has lobbied in the past for a gay Spider-Man.
“I think that would be a very progressive way to kind of create a new character,” Holland said. “So, yeah, I think there should be one day, and I hope that I get to share the screen with that person.”
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?
For now the idea of a bisexual Spider-Man is just something that is being explored, and nothing has been finalized.