Andrew Garfield
Actor Andrew Garfield arrives at the world premiere of The Amazing Spiderman 2 in central London, April 10, 2014. Reuters/Olivia Harris

Andrew Garfield, who played the wall-crawling superhero in the previous two installments of the “Spider-Man” franchise, has said that Spider-Man can be a pansexual.

The 32-year-old British-American actor told Mic on Tuesday that he does not care about Spider-Man’s sexual preference. "I'm excited to get to the point where we don't have to have this conversation, where we can have a pansexual Spider-Man,” he added.

Garfield believes that Spider-Man can be the perfect superhero whose race, gender and sexual orientation should not matter. "The beauty about Spider-Man, for me, is that he's covered head to toe," he said.

"That's why everyone thinks it could be them in that suit. You don't see skin color. You don't see sexual orientation. You don't see how old the person is, gender, the whole thing. I celebrate that.”

Garfield’s opinion stands in contrast to Sony and Marvel’s contract that states Peter Parker should be Caucasian and heterosexual. And this is not the first time that the actor has advocated that Spider-Man should be free to explore his sexuality. He told Entertainment Weekly in 2013, “… 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?”

Meanwhile, a new “Spider-Man” film is scheduled to release in 2017. Tom Holland has been cast as the new Peter Parker/Spider-Man.

Garfield played Peter Parker in “The Amazing Spider-Man” and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” He is currently promoting his new film “99 Homes,” which is set to release on Sept. 25.

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