Actor Andrew Garfield tells EW that he recently had a philosophical discussion with his "The Amazing Spider-Man" producer Matt Tolmach about Mary Jane (MJ) and came up with an idea that would no doubt stir a lot of talk:
"I was kind of joking, but kind of not joking about MJ, 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?"
He even thought of someone for the role:
"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!"
What's interesting is that in a later interview, director Marc Webb barely needed any prompting when asked if Garfield had brought up the idea to him, saying "Michael B. Jordan, I know."