Andrew Garfield, who stars as Spider-Man in The Amazing Spider-Man, says being gay wouldn't make Peter Parker any less of a hero.

Garfield made headlines earlier this month when he told Entertainment Weekly that he has discussed a gay or bisexual Spidey with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 producer Matt Tolmach and director Marc Webb.

At Comic-Con in San Diego, Garfield expanded on his remarks to CNN.

“Why can't a hero be a hero no matter their sexuality?” Garfield rhetorically asked. “I understand that Peter Parker has never been portrayed as homosexual, as bisexual. You know, to be faithful to the original intention of [creator] Stan Lee, I wonder if that includes sexuality. That's just a wonder I have.”

“Obviously, it would be illogical for me in the third movie to be like, 'Oh, I'm kind of into guys, now.' That wouldn't help dramatically. It was a tongue in cheek philosophical question about these beloved characters. And about a hero being a hero, no matter what the color of their skin, no matter their sexual orientation.”

“A hero is a hero,” he added. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is scheduled for release sometime next year.