Flash Thompson Is A Different Kind Of Bully In Spider-Man: Homecoming
Peter Parker's life is made a little less delightful thanks to the bullying of Flash Thompson, but Homecoming won't feature the traditional bully archetype from film's past.
Thompson is played by actor Tony Revolori in Spider-Man: Homecoming and thought it was important to bring the character's bullying methods into the modern day.
In an interview with Hello Giggles Revolori said "I don't want to be a physical bully or anything like that because that's not really what happens now. It's all about the social comments on social media and everything. And so how do you bring that online bully to real life?"
It was also important to establish a believable reason why he bullies Peter and Ned, as this Thompson isn't your typical jock.
"I [want] to make sure people know where [Flash is] coming from. Why he is the way he is. He's cocky because of money, but he's also not the best so he hates Peter for the fact that it comes so easy to him We made it so that way, Flash is Peter's equal. He's just as smart. They all go to this school and sure maybe Flash's dad pays for him to go there, but regardless, he is a smart kid. And I think by that fact we didn't want to make it…you can't be smart and a jock and be this physical a-hole."
Spider-Man: Homecoming currently has a 4.14 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings.
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
The cast includes Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, JacobBatalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, with Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr. It also includes Jon Favreau, Martin Starr, Kenneth Choi, Michael Mando, Selenis Leyva, Isabella Amara, Jorge Lendeborg, Jr., JJ Totah, and Hannibal Buress.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is in theaters now. Spider-Man: Homecominglands on July 7, 2017, followed by Thor: Ragnarok on November 3, 2017. After that Black Panther debuts on February 16, 2018, while Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4, 2018. Ant-Man and the Wasp is slated for July 6, 2018, followed by Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019.
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