Garifield addresses idea of a gay webslinger: 'Spiderman stands for everybody — gay, straight, bixsexual, transexual'
"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" made a grand entrance at Comic-Con on Friday, with a first peek at the movie starring Andrew Garfield as the webbed superhero, and Jamie Foxx — who appears to turn out all the lights in New York City.
The clip shows a cocky Spiderman swinging his way through the streets of New York. He bumps into Max, (Jamie Foxx), first seen as a nerd, but who soon turns into the villain Electro.
The movie wrapped shooting just three weeks ago. It opens next year.
Foxx explained the character: “We wanted him to be betrayed by love, his family and then his work. In the script it's his birthday, and even his mom doesn't remember his birthday. You immediately see he's in a hole.
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The panel opened with Spidey (Andrew Garfield in full costume) swinging his way across the streets – in a video – and then running through the crowd of fans to get to the stage.
Staying in character, Garfield said, “I have an overdeveloped sense of responsibility. I was given these powers, and I don't like assholes.”
Asked by a fan about his recent remarks regarding Spiderman potentially being gay, Garfield took the notion even further.
"Spiderman stands for everybody — gay, straight, bixsexual, transexual," Garfield said. "To me, love between two consenting adults is love. To me, that anyone would bat an eyelash at what I said to me is interesting."
Meanwhile, the reaction was notably tepid for the first look at “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” the first in a series of young adult books by Cassandra Clare, who attended the panel.
The plotline involves a seemingly ordinary teenage girl, Clary Fray, who finds out truths about her past and bloodline on her quest to get her missing mother back, that changes her entire life. She also fights demons.
The exclusive clip had Lilly Collins attacking demons with multiple household items, including a dog that turned into a gooey blob of alien, from which she is saved by a mysterious Brit in a hoodie. The applause was polite.
In keeping with Hollywood's commitment to remakes, Sony presented an early look its 2014 reboot of "RoboCop," the 1987 cult hit by Paul Verhoeven. The new version stars Joel Kinnaman as the mechanized crime-fighter.