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Jon Watts reveals Spider-Man: Homecoming’s Flash Thompson

August 2nd, 2016 by Dave Bowling Comments

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Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts has announced his Flash Thompson for the upcoming movie, and it’s fair to say we didn’t see this one coming.

Watts told Entertainment Weekly recently that he has case Tony Revolori as the man who made Peter Parker’s pre-spider bite adolescence hell. Revolori is best known for his role as Zero Moustafa in The Grand Budapest Hotel and, with the best will in the world, is a 5 foot 6 beanpole. Not exactly the bullying type, especially since in every iteration of the Spider-Man story so far Flash is a tall, sports-playing, muscle-bound scumbag of very little brain.

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Maybe he’s bulking up, who knows? It’ll be interesting to see how Watts handles the character. Other casting announcements so far have been Zendaya playing a character named Michelle (no confirmation yet, but internet scuttlebutt claims it will be Michelle Gonzalez), Laura Harrier as Liz Allan, Jacob Batalon will play Ned Leeds and of course Michael Keaton, who is thought to be playing the Vulture.

Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released on 7 July 2017.

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Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...

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