‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’: Don’t Expect Flash Thompson To Be A Bully

Spider-ManA precedent has been set in previous Spider-Man films that Flash Thompson be a bully to Peter Parker, but that won’t be the case in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming. Ever since the character’s inception, Flash Thompson has served as Peter Parker’s resident in-school bully, while supporting his alter-ego’s vigilante antics. Over the years, his character has grown and gone through many incarnations which see him as a more empathetic character.

In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Flash willy be portrayed by Tony Revolori and he won’t be the bully we’ve always seen. Instead, his character will have a friendly rivalry of sorts with Peter Parker. Speaking to Disney Channel during A Fans Guide To Spider-Man: Homecoming (via YouTube), Tom Holland spoke about their rivalry:

“One of the main differences from the previous movies is that we don’t really have a bully. His main rival is Flash. They have this really funny back-and-forth.”

Revolori also spoke about his role in the film and how invested he is in the character:

“I feel like I’m actually becoming more and more like my character. I’m always like the guy you’re like “Flash, right?” and now in real life you’re like “Tony, right?”

Are you excited for Tony Revolori’s portrayal of Flash Thompson? Comment below and let us know!

Directed by Jon Watts, the film stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Tony Revolori, Kenneth Choi, Hannibal Buress, Abraham Attah, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.

A young Peter Parker (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.

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

Source: GeekCentral1997 (via YouTube)

10 Best Superhero Movie Moments Of The Past Decade

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Best Superhero Movie Moments Decade

It is extremely apparent over the last several years there has been a massive boom in the superhero film trend. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been making their way to shape the modern superhero film in addition to what has been happening between Warner, Brothers, Fox, Sony and all of the other studios working to strike while it’s still hot. The films that have been released have been some of the best in the genre and they keep continuing to make more. They are also becoming more and more successful. Over the past decade some of these excellent examples have been made and each of these films has moments that help define the best of the genre. With a new era that includes DC characters and R-Rated fair it’s a perfect time to look back at the very best moments of these films over the past 10 years.

This list contains Spoilers from films from 2007-2017. With that said, here are 10 best superhero movie moments of the Last decade.

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Aahil Dayani

Aahil Dayani

Aahil Dayani is a writer and film enthusiast from Toronto, Ontario. When he isn't writing about movies, he pretends to watch them.

  • Harlem Vargas

    Rewriting history will never have a positive reception amongst hardcore fans, and the Spiderman fandom is between the most intense. I have been a fan my whole 23 years of life. I loved the fact that the once bully Flash Thompson felt remorseful about being a bully, and inspired by Spidey went to serve in the military where he lost his legs and then got them back and became Soldier Venom. This is just bullshit.

  • jrvc

    I remember all the backlash Eisenberg got becuase “he didn’t look the part”. Well, at least his plan and overall evil was like the comic character, but what about this one? Where’s the blacklash? Not only he looks nothing like in the comics, but the character has been totally change, he is only similar in the name.

    But of course, it’s not in the DCEU so…

    • Axxell

      Great…Another DC martyr.

      Go cry about it in a corner…

      • jrvc

        hahaha! That’s the best response you can have? You know I’m right, and you apart from being a proven hater, are now a proven hypocrite.

        C’mon, try to defend that Flash, hypocrite-hater

        • Axxell

          Hey dimwit, do you see me or ANYONE defending this move here?… Or anywhere? That’s right, because you just want to feel good pretending that the only reason people criticize DC for is because of bias. Go ahead and cry some more about how critics hate DC, since they’ve NEVER given a good score to their cinematic universe movies…

          • jrvc

            and now you change totally what we were talking about. Did I even mention the critics? I was just talking about people’s hypocrisy.

            Go and cry some more on your hypocrisy, hater

          • Axxell

            Of course you didn’t talk about critics…after b¡tching and moaning for half a decade about how poor DCEU never getting a fair review, you finally got what you wanted in WW, so you can’t whine anymore. That’s why you now have to pretend people are not complaining about the Flash casting (even though they ARE), so that you can prop up the narrative of biased treatment toward DC and make yourself a martyr.

            It’s ALWAYS about playing the victim with DC fanboys…I’ve had it with the tantrums and the crying.

          • Axxell

            Of course you didn’t talk about critics…after b¡tching and moaning for half a decade about how poor DCEU never getting a fair review, you finally got what you wanted in WW, so you can’t whine anymore. That’s why you now have to pretend people are not complaining about the Flash casting (even though they ARE), so that you can prop up the narrative of biased treatment toward DC and make yourself a martyr.

            It’s ALWAYS about playing the victim with DC fanboys…I’ve had it with the tantrums and the crying.

          • jrvc

            hahahahahahahaa! MY GOD! How can you be so obnoxious?? I was ONLY talking about people hypocrisy, something YOU CAN’T refute.

            And you even put examples that prove me right. Yes, of course people are complaining about the Flash casting, same way they did with WW. Again, why are they only complaining about DC characters? Where’s the complaining about a Flash Thompson-turned-iinto-a-nerd-which-is-the-antithesis-of-the-character??

            You say I’m changing my narrative to complain about something, when you fail to see that you are the on doindg that: we started talking about the similarities of the two characters in question, and you are talking about critics and fandom in general, nothing brought about by myself. So, it’s YOU the one who don’t have anything to whine about and put words in my mouth to go ahead and hate some more. Pitiful little hater, lol

            And you dare to say I’m the victim?? Just for comparing two clearly similar situations when I even ADMITTED not liking Luthor’s portrayal?? Haven’t you read what you wrote?? You are the one playing the victim here, taking this as a personal offense towards you, while at the same time not giving any argument as to counter what I said (hypocrisy), you just jumped into a conclusion about something not brought into my comment (critics and such), crying that we are changing our minds, when you are the one crying over a random topic which has nothing to do with what I post originally.

            My God! Can’t you see HOW HYPOCRITE you came about about this??

            But all is not lost here, as thanks to your obnoxious reply you just proved my point, so thank you!

          • Axxell

            And you even put examples that prove me right. Yes, of course people are complaining about the Flash casting, same way they did with WW. Again, why are they only complaining about DC characters? Where’s the complaining about a Flash Thompson-turned-iinto-a-nerd-which-is-the-antithesis-of-the-character??

            That’s exactly what I just said they’re doing…The very first comment on this post is complaining about the new Flash Thompson. You just thought I was talking about DC’s Flash because you apparently can’t handle complex conversations. Your entire ramble falls apart because you can’t understand context enough to separate two characters with the same name…SMH.

          • jrvc

            oups! I stand corrected. However you can’t deny there’s no backlash as
            strong as with Luthor (that comment I upvoted was the frist I
            encountered) and that you came along as an obnoxious prck.

            (I had to rewrite this because when I replied to you the comment disappeared)

          • Axxell

            Try the Mandarin… Almost 3 full years before.

          • jrvc

            Yep, three years before the DCEU was a thing, so… Again, you aren’t proving me wrong

          • Axxell

            You must have been either hiding under a rock or are in deep denial… Marvel got skewered for the Mandarin. Tons of people saying that single decision ruined the movie. In fact, I can confidently say the Luthor portrayal didn’t really get as much negativity as the Mandarin twist. I don’t remember DC having to go out and defend the casting of Eisenberg over and over, even weeks after the movie was released.

          • jrvc

            If I’ve been living under a rock you must have been living in Davy Jones Locker. There were people hating on the twist, yeah, but the movie pass mostly unscathed!

            And again you are adding nothing to counter my points. Stop changing topics, DCEU is having a worse time for any decision they do than Marvel or any other company. Period

          • Axxell

            “unscathed”? LOL!

            The blowback was so massive, they were forced to make a video apology in the form of the One Shot “All hail the king”, just for assuaging fans that the comic book Mandarin still existed in the MCU…

            Sure the DCCU is having a tougher time, but that wasn’t your original claim. You were insinuating that there is a double standard between the treatment of Marvel and DC. Which is demonstrably false.

          • jrvc

            My claim was that Flash Thompson isn’t having any backlash as much as Luthor had, and that’s demonstrably true

          • Axxell

            …until you suggested it was because he was not in the DCCU…

          • jrvc

            And I stand to my guns, as we have seen that happening before

          • Axxell

            And as I said, the fanbase’s reception to the Mandarin defeats your argument.

          • jrvc

            And as I said, the general reception of that movie defeats yours. Not only that, but we can see several similar cases that were bad in the DCEU but not in the MCU Luthor/Zemo, use of colours… and so on

          • Axxell

            Your OP was about the backlash to the characters, not the movie.

            Now who’s changing the subject?

          • jrvc

            You since the first moment, so don’t be a hypocrite about this too

          • Axxell

            You’re the one STILL trying to deflect from the fact people have criticized Marvel’s characters just as harsh as with DC.

          • jrvc

            Again? No, not the same harsh, not at all. The proof is right here with Flash Thompson. Go and show me where the backlash is instead of diverting the topic again, with critics, fanboys and such things.

            And BTW, I at least said I didn’t like how Luthor was portrayed, but I haven’t seen you say anything about this Flash, so you are just proving my point -again

          • Axxell

            You’re only trying to avoid talking about the Mandarin reaction, because you know it demolishes your whine about Marvel bias, regardless of the Flash Thompson reception (which, as I already pointed out, nobody is actually praising…)

          • jrvc

            Again?? Are you blind or can’t you read?? I already acknowledge the Mandarin twist, and I already told you that there were lot’s of people saying that Kingsley did great and that the twist was funny! So for the umptenth time: NO! There isn’t the same backlash AT ALL!! And Iron man 3 got good reviews in all fronts being one of the weakest in the MCU! So it is your argument falling to pieces not mine.

            In fact, I’m still waiting for you to say that they have screwed Flash Thompson up, but alas, you have avoided the thing

          • Axxell

            That’s because you apparently need things spelled out for you; not only did I submit the fact that people are disappointed with the changes they did to the Flash, but the Mandarin as well, despite you downplaying the negative reaction. That’s 2 MCU characters.

            And pretending that the reaction to the Mandarin reveal was mostly positive or even better than the one for Luthor is NOT an acknowledgement…Like I said, call me when the DCCU has to issue a retcon like Marvel had to do because of the backlash…

          • jrvc

            You still don’t say anything bad about Flash Thompson, nor showed me any backlash about those two.

            And as it looks like you are only regurgitating yourself, we can finish this conversation right here

          • Axxell

            You never had a point; good to just leave it there and stop trying to pretend you did….

          • jrvc

            Hahaha! Said by the one who kept changing topics…

          • Axxell

            LOL! The guy who complained about the absolute love Marvel characters get, but when I pointed out the reaction to the Mandarin won’t even acknowledge the blowback Marvel received…now wants to talk about the reaction to the movie…

          • jrvc

            And the hypocrisy goes on. If you haven’t started changing topics I wouldn’t have done it either. Never change champ…

          • Axxell

            How convenient… Now it’s my fault that you won’t address the answers? Nice…

          • jrvc

            how convenient… now you forget you were tje one changing topics and not providing proof of that backlash or even a complain on ypur behalf that this Flash is bad?

            convenient for sure….

          • Axxell

            Continuing to ignore the proof I provided in the form of the Marvel One Shot “All Hail the King”, which even Shane Black, director of IM3 acknowledged was an apology for the Mandarin…I’ve already pointed it out more than 5 times and asked you to prove where DC had to backtrack at all.

            But as expected, no answer. Because like I said originally, you DC fanboys just love playing the victim, even if it’s a made up persecution…

          • jrvc

            And I avel already pointed to you THE SAME TIMES that we were talking about FLASH THOMPSON!

            Provide the proof for that backlash, say it has been a bad idea and the actor it’s not a good fit or say I’m right, as you have proven once and again as you can provide anything of that.

            Frigging hater…

          • Axxell

            Keep sticking to the Flash Thompson argument and ignoring the criticism of Marvel in the past…it’s the ONLY way you can cry about bias…

          • jrvc

            and again you don’t counter my points and just whine more about other topic.

            Thanks for proving I’m right little hater

          • Axxell

            I already addressed your arguments; it’s not my fault you don’t want to acknowledge them.

          • jrvc

            well, thanks for proving me right!

          • Axxell

            By pointing out that the Mandarin twist response proves DC is not getting biased treatment, sure.

          • jrvc

            Dude, stop it, you already got my thanks, don’t need to win them over 😉

          • Axxell

            LOL! Why are you talking about “stopping”? You’re the one who said 8 comments ago that you were gonna leave the conversation and you’re still here! Once again, a DC fanboy trying hard to make it look like he’s taking the high road but it’s just a martyr act.

            Can’t wait for your inevitable response to this…

            ;P

          • jrvc

            And you are the one who can’t let go because you can’t process the idea you are wrong and someone who, according to you,is a “DC martyr” is right. You can’t stop replying because you want to have the last word as way to reassure yourself you are right, but you aren’t.

            And now that seem to have re-read my previous comments, why don’t you finally address the original topic and a) show me proof o the Flash Thompson backlash and b) admit it’s a terrible idea?

            Oh yeah, you can’t, as you have proven again and again in this “conversation”, what shows what your true colors are.

            C’mon, go ahead, reply again talking about the Mandarin (even though I already told you that didn’t affect the movie reviews and some people defended it) without addressing my points. C’mon, prove again I’m right by showing me you want the last word talking about anything but the topic at hand

          • Axxell

            I’m not the one who threatened to leave the conversation. I’m happy to keep talking; I just called your bluff…

            😉

          • jrvc

            And again you ignore everything! So again I’m proven right, on everything! Thanks again!

          • Axxell

            No, thank you for ignoring the fact your very first post was about the character response, not the movie reviews (which you pointed out yourself until you were cornered into moving the goalposts…).

          • jrvc

            ohh don’t tell me you aren’t responding my points because you lack reading comprehension skills and you mixed who said what. Remember that I started talking to the lack of backlash on Flash Thompson and tjen you startes mixing dc fanboys, movie critics and the mandarin without addressing my point. Did you get it now?

            Well I’m sure you knew all that but deliberatly chose to ignore it, making my point right because after all this time you haven’t been able to provide proof of that backlash or say ypurself that’s a bad idea

            So again, I’m right and you are pathetically wrong.

            I wonder what you eould invent now to keep the last word, as we know you can’t resist it

          • Axxell

            LOL! It’s funny watching you cherry pick your argument to twist what you originally said…Here’s some advice: Trying to pretend you didn’t say what you said on the internet, is not a good look (ask Trump). I’m not talking about your selected quotes from your original post, but the entire comment as a whole, a diatribe which included this gem:

            But of course, it’s not in the DCEU so…

            …basically insinuating that the reason Eisenberg (the main villain) got heavily criticized was because of some made up Marvel bias, a whine I handily smacked down with the criticism Mandarin (the main villain) received…Why are you pretending you didn’t say this and acting like the movie reception has anything to do with the character response?

            You can bítch and moan about Flash Thompson (a supporting character at best) being changed and few people caring, but even if I raved about him (which I haven’t, a point you haven’t processed with your tiny brain), the mere fact that Ironman’s main villain in the MCU got lambasted, like Superman’s main enemy was, is enough to destroy your feeble victim act.

            This may be too complex for you to understand, so I fully expect you to continue pushing your sad DC story…

            PS: Sorry about the pathetic failure of your “high road” threat of leaving…

          • jrvc

            hahaha! The looser continous without providing the proof I recalled! Again, you were the one changing things, introducing new points and so on. I already told you: the Mnadarin case didn’t affect the movie reception (you can look it up), there were lots of people defending the undefendable, and nobody showed the vitriol for that (as it is happening with Flash Thompson) like Eisenberg received. Where where the insults? The threats? I’ll tell you: there were none.

            Sure, Marvel tried to redeemed the character, but it was too little too late because they saw then that they wasted a good character, but that’s it, the short never went big, the GA got stuck with Trevor whatever-was-his-name version of the character.

            Now you try to say saomething about Flash. Good try, but, even if you haven’t defended it, you haven’t condemned either, something that is very clear you can’t do because then you will be going against your true colors.

            I know you will respond again (proving me right again on that you can’t let go), but this time is the definitive one:

            – IF YOU DON’T PROVIDE proof on Flash backlash, Mandarin backlash and your own disliking of Flash so that you can prove Marvel receives the same as the DCEU, the conversation would have finished and you will be forever a pathetic looser who can’t let go, independently of what you answer

          • Axxell

            LMFAO! Seriously? You’re trying to use reverse psychology to get me not to answer? A pre-school trick? LOL! Now I KNOW you’re a child!

            There’s two possible scenarios here: either you’re too stupid to understand everything I’m saying in one cohesive answer, or you’re intentionally acting the fool so as to not acknowledge my response. In any case it’s obvious straight forward conversation doesn’t work on you, so I’m gonna have to break down your stupidity piece by piece:

            Again, you were the one changing things, introducing new points and so on.

            It’s called a counterpoint; an argument that provides an answer to your claim that the reception of Marvel characters is biased. You can’t say I’m changing the subject for talking precisely about the reception of Marvel characters, like the Mandarin.

            I already told you: the Mnadarin case didn’t affect the movie reception (you can look it up)

            And I already told you, movie reception ≠ character reception. Again, the original subject was character reception.

            […]there were lots of people defending the undefendable, and nobody showed the vitriol for that (as it is happening with Flash Thompson) like Eisenberg received. Where where the insults? The threats? I’ll tell you: there were none.

            REALLY?

            Since you insist on pretending reality is different… I’ll humor you this time; proof that the Mandarin was hated, within reach of anyone with enough braincells to use Google:

            http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Iron-Man-3-Ruined-Mandarin-Real-Fans-Should-Pissed-37402.html
            (the title says it all)

            https://comicvine.gamespot.com/profile/tommythehitman/lists/top-10-reasons-why-iron-man-3-sucks/47400/
            (notice which is the #1 reason…)

            http://www.ign.com/boards/threads/wow-they-really-messed-up-the-mandarin-in-iron-man-3-spoilers.452999931/

            http://www.mtv.com/news/1706853/iron-man-3-twist-controversial/

            http://www.scpr.org/blogs/newmedia/2013/05/07/13562/why-comic-book-fans-hate-the-mandarin-in-iron-man/
            (it even has a poll; 62.1% of 5,498 voters hated it)

            https://uk.movies.yahoo.com/iron-man-3–the-mandarin-plot-twist-explained-094837575.html

            Even articles where the director ACKNOWLEDGES the backlash you’re trying so hard to deny…

            http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/05/16/iron-man-3-director-shane-black-says-real-mandarin-was-marvels-apology-to-fans

            https://moviepilot.com/posts/3917852

            https://www.comicbookmovie.com/iron_man/iron_man_3/editorial-why-the-mandarin-in-iron-man-3-is-a-missed-a96979

            http://smellslikeinfinitesadness.com/the-mandarin-controversy-in-iron-man-3/

            “nobody showed the vitriol for that”, huh? Of course, I already know you’re gonna keep trying to deflect the proof by trying to talk about the movie reception again…

            And your weak claim that a few people defending the Mandarin means it was better received? People also defended BvS’ Luthor, so I guess the criticism is invalid too:

            https://moviepilot.com/posts/3835165

            http://www.thedailybeast.com/jesse-eisenberg-defends-his-lex-luthor-in-batman-v-superman

            Sure, Marvel tried to redeemed the character, but it was too little too late because they saw then that they wasted a good character, but that’s it, the short never went big, the GA got stuck with Trevor whatever-was-his-name version of the character.

            Nobody is arguing about the effectiveness of “All Hail the King”; the point I was making by bringing up the One Shot was that that it’s mere existance proves how big the blowback wasthey’d NEVER have had to retract on the Mandarin if the audience had given them a pass for it, as you claim they did.

            Now you try to say saomething about Flash. Good try, but, even if you haven’t defended it, you haven’t condemned either, something that is very clear you can’t do because then you will be going against your true colors.

            Like I said, I already condemned it; you’re just too stupid or wilfully ignorant to acknowledge it, just because I’m not throwing a tantrum about it, which is apparently what you want me to do. Sorry, I’m not gonna make a show and pretend I loathe it as much as I hate the Mandarin twist, just to prove my disapproval to you; Flash Thompson just isn’t THAT important. I already pointed out a Marvel villain I hated (going against “[my] true colors”…), so shove it.

            It’s obvious you’re trying hard to dismiss the Mandarin reception by changing the subject to the movie reception, because you know I’m right

            It’s funny watching you twist and turn with your lame preschool reverse psychology so you can have the last word and to distract from the fact you can’t answer any of these points yourself…Keep dancing around it, though.

          • jrvc

            Good, you proved one point, the one which even wasn’t part of the original point.

            But the other two points…No, you didn’t condemned it, that’s why I always asked you for that, so don’t you dare lying to me now. And no, you didn’t prove this backlash, which is the one I brought about in the first place.

            So as you failed on that part and you only want to talk about the only thing you can prove, it’s obvious that you end up as the pathetic hater/looser I said on my last post, emphasis on the hater part as we know that from your history on this site, you replied to me because I dare to DEFEND one point hypocritical point between DC and Marvel, positioning for DC instead of Marvel, about one thing I even admitted I didn’t like, which prompted you to answer directly with name-calling (dceu-martyr), while at the same time, you deviated the point of this conversation (critics, movies from before the DCEU).

            Your arguments are invalidated. Even the links you put there don’t show the level of vitriol the DCEU received (just look at the very first link you posted and see how there users defending it, so…)

            Oh, well, one last triggered comment from you and the conversation is done.

            ta-ta!

          • Axxell

            Good, you proved one point, the one which even wasn’t part of the original point.

            What IS the “original point”, since you keep saying I didn’t address it? What does a lower backlash for Flash Thompson than for Luthor prove, if you can even answer that instead of deflecting?

          • jrvc

            Sigh… so it’s true, you haven’t even understood what we were talking about. You could have started there instead of making us drag this conversation for so long when the the outcome was so obvious since you first “deflect” it.

            The original point was that the destruction of one character (Thompson) hasn’t brought about the same level of hate and vitriol than the “destruction” of another character (Luthor).

            It’s funny, because you now have changed that backlash you said there was from a “lower” backlash. Keep changing your points, you only reinforce mine.

            So there we go again. Proof of that “lower” backlash that you haven’t even condemned? And please, save the argument of being a lesser character. For Spider-Man fans is NOT a lesser character. Or, well, use it, say it isn’t as important as a character as Luthor and then I could counter you saying “look at the hate and vitriol they received because a character who wasn’t like the original at all and only shared a name” (That was what happened with that nod to Jimmy Olsen)

          • Axxell

            Funny how you “forgot” to address the last part of your whine:

            But of course, it’s not in the DCEU so…

          • jrvc

            hahahaha! And for the umptenth time you divert the conversation! Seriously? I mean, SERIOUSLY? We haven’t stopped talking about the same FOR DAYS and now you think it was necessary to specify that?? ARE YOU FOR REAL?

            It’s official, you are the most obnoxious hater I’ve had the pity to come across in a comment section.

            And also official, as it has been since day one, you cannot and won’t debunk my point.

            Answer again because of you cannot leave without having the last word, but understand this: THE CONVERSATION FINISH RIGHT NOW AND YOU CANNOT RPOVE YOUR ARGUMENTS, HENCE YOU ARE LEFT AS DAMN PATHETIC LOOSER AS YOU HAVE BEEN DURING ALL THE “CONVERSATION” WHERE YOU HAVE TRIED TO CHANGE THE TOPIC ONCE AND AGAIN TO THE ONLY THING YOU COULD JUSTIFY.

            DCEU GETS UNDESERVED VITRIOL AND THE MCU DOESN’T.

            Dixit