Spider-Man isn’t black or gay

2015-06-30 14:25

Cape Town – Spider-Man isn’t black. Or gay. Oh, and he doesn’t smoke and there’s no underage sex.

More leaked documents have surfaced spelling out exactly who the Marvel superhero can and can’t be in the latest batch of revealing Sony Pictures Entertainment internal correspondence made available by the whistleblower website, WikiLeaks.

Gawker first reported about the new Sony Pictures Entertainment and Marvel Entertainment cache which forms part of the fresh batch of 276 394 documents and Marvel’s "mandatory" character stipulations that Sony must adhere to in its licensing agreement for the Stan Lee character.

Sony acquired the Spider-Man licensing rights in 1999.

Spidey "does not have sex before the age of 16” and “does not have sex with anyone below the age of 16" and "is not a homosexual". In addition he is Caucasian, does not smoke tobacco and he doesn’t sell or give people illegal drugs.

He also doesn’t abuse alcohol, doesn’t torture, doesn’t kill in defence of himself or others, and doesn’t use language beyond parental guidance (PG) 13.

A new Spider-Man film will hit theatres at the end of July 2017, with Tom Holland who was just announced as taking over the role from Andrew Garfield.

"Sony, Marvel, and I knew that for Peter Parker, we had to find a vibrant, talented young actor capable of embodying one of the most well-known characters in the world," producer Amy Pascal said in a statement.

"With Tom, we’ve found the perfect actor to bring Spider-Man’s story into the Marvel Cinematic Universe."

Meet 19-year-old Tom Holland, the new Spidey:

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