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Andrew Garfield Confirms Spider-Man Is Jewish

April 16, 2014 (8:24 am) GMT
The 'Amazing Spider-Man' actor confirms the long-running rumor about the web slinger's religion.

Since Spider-Man's creator Stan Lee is Jewish, many have wondered if the web slinger is a Jew himself. Now , the actor who plays the hero in Marc Webb's "" franchise, has finally confirmed the speculation.

"Spider-man is neurotic," he tells The Independent. "Peter Parker is not a simple dude. He can't just switch off. 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," the actor continues. "I hope Jewish people won't mind the cliche, because my father's Jewish. I have that in me for sure. He's an over-thinker. It would be much easier if he was a life-saving robot."

"He is misunderstood , like Jesus," he adds. "I don't mind the Jesus parallel for Spider-Man. Jesus is an awesome guy. When Pontius Pilate said, 'They say you're the son of God. If you're the son of God tell me.' Jesus was like, 'I know who I am, b***h.' "

"" will arrive in U.S. theaters on May 2, while "" will follow on June 10, 2016. A fourth film which may or may not be another "Amazing Spider-Man" installment is scheduled for May 4, 2018. Spin-offs that include "Venom (2017)" and "" are currently in the works as well.

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