Is Sony creating a bisexual Spider-Man who has a boyfriend?
The report indicated that the film company, Sony, is developing a live-action “Spider-Verse” movie that would star a trio of Spidermen, featuring actors Tom Holland, Tobey Maguire, and Andrew Garfield, all of whom have played the role before.
We Got This Covered claims to have heard that Sony is particularly keen on starring Garfield in the movie because they want to portray his version of the hero as bisexual and give him a boyfriend in the film.
Two of three actors have previously called for an LGBTQ portrayal of the popular superhero.
Last year, Holland told the Sunday Times Culture Magazine that he hopes there will be a gay Spider-Man “one day”.
And in 2015, Garfield said that he wanted to see a pansexual Spider-Man.
Garfield told Mic that he was “excited to get to the point where we don’t have to have this conversation, where we can have a pansexual Spider-Man.”
“The richness of the world we’re in, the diversity of the world we’re in, you look at the animal kingdom and you see it reflected,” he continued. “What are we so scared of? Why are we so, ‘No, it has to be this way, a man and a woman.’ Why is that even a conversation?”
Last year’s “Spider-Man: Far From Home” included the first openly transgender actor to be featured by the movie franchise.
The film rights for the Spider-Man movies are shared between Disney, Marvel Studios, and Sony.
Marvel Studios signaled last year that it will produce more films with an LGBTQ agenda. Producer Victoria Alonso and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige have said they plan to have more homosexual characters in future Marvel productions.