A 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?”
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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.