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Spider-man can't be black or gay, reveal hacked Sony emails

Now you know the paini Hollywood producers take to get their characters right. The latest tidbit to come out from the Sony hack is the list of demands Marvel made to Sony when licensing Spider-Man flick.

hollywood Updated: Jun 20, 2015 14:18 IST
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Now you know the pain Hollywood producers take to get their characters right. The latest tidbit to come out from the Sony hack is the list of demands Marvel made to Sony when licensing Spider-Man flick.

The emails show the "mandatory character traits" needed to cast the "proper" Spider-Man/Peter Parker, which include (but are not limited to): male, does not have sex before the age of 16, not a homosexual, Caucasian, according to E! Online.

However, it was mentioned that Spidey can be gay if "Marvel has portrayed that alter ego as a homosexual".

The interesting thing about all of this is that the contract went into effect in September 2011, shortly after a black-latino Spider-Man was introduced in the comic book world.