So how does Stan Lee, arguably the father of the modern superhero genre, feel about the persistent rumor that Spider-Man is going to be revealed as bisexual in the comics?
He’s becoming bisexual? Who have you been talking to? I don’t know…Seriously, I don’t know anything about that. And if it’s true, I’m gonna make a couple of phone calls. I figure one sex was enough for everybody!
These were Lee‘s words when the subject was broached in the discussion shown below. Now, Lee‘s comments drew quite a bit of laughter, so it’s possible it was all a crafty imitation of a crusty, curmudgeony geezer who would overreact to such news–Stan‘s a savvy old dude 😉
His punchline: “I figure one sex was enough for everybody!” is telling, as it sounds like a deliberate misunderstanding of bisexuality for the sake of humor.
He also had this to say when asked his opinion of Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield:
Oh, I think Andy Garfield is great as Spider-Man, absolutely great, In fact, I would have picked him for the first Spider-Man movie if he had volunteered.
No one asked the implied question of whether this means he believes Garfield‘s Spidey is superior to Tobey Maguire’s, so we’re left wondering….
Sorry, Tobey 🙁