Peter Sutcliff, who starred as Dr. Peter Parker in Marvel Comics’ The Amazing Spider-Man, says he can’t think of a female superhero in the superhero genre.
The actor and creator of “The X-Files” and “The Office” says the character has “a lot of flaws” and says he is “not ready” for a woman to be the hero.
“I can imagine what an emotional roller coaster it would have been to have a female in the costume, the costume and her identity,” he said in an interview with CNN.
“It would have definitely been different.”
The comments come after Sutcliffe, who played the villainous scientist in the upcoming film “Venom,” said last month that he wants to make a female Spider-Woman.
Sutcliffe said he would love to make the character in the film, but is “nervous” about what that might entail.
“What I want to do is have a woman in the suit who can be a superhero in some capacity,” he told Entertainment Weekly.
“I can envision the character and her costume, but I think that would be a little bit out there.
I can’t envision it.
I know that’s what I’ve done for so long, and I’ve never had a woman take on that role.”
The character would not be the first female superhero to appear in the MCU.
Spider-Girl was created by writer Dan Slott and artist Tom Brevoort in the 1980s.
She is the sister of Spider-Verse’s Peter Parker, played by Tom Holland.
She appeared in the Spider-Men: Spider-Wings mini-series in 2002 and appeared in a 2008 miniseries about the character.
“The Amazing Spider–Man 2” opens in theaters on May 6.