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.
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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