Spiderman is Jewish, screen star tells British paper

Andrew Garfield, who plays Peter Parker in Amazing Spider-Man 2, identifies what he thinks are Jewish traits in the superhero.

April 16, 2014 18:28

Andrew Garfield with Spidermen, April 10, 2014 . (photo credit: REUTERS)

The eponymous hero of the upcoming film Amazing Spider-Man 2 is Jewish, star Andrew Garfield told Time Out Magazine, according to a report in the Independent.

“Spider-man is neurotic. Peter Parker is not a simple dude. He can’t just switch off,” The Independent quoted the British actor as telling Time Out.

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Garfield plays Peter Parker in the movie that is currently in theaters.

“He never feels like he’s doing enough. And Peter suffers from self-doubt. He ums and ahs about his future because he’s neurotic. He’s Jewish. It’s a defining feature.”

Garfield. whose father is Jewish, said that he hopes that “Jewish people won’t mind the cliché.” He also compared the Marvel comic book character to Jesus. 

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