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Does SPIDER-MAN have its Flash Thompson?

James Wallace

by: James Wallace
November 23rd, 2010

While it may be hard to top Joe Manganiello's delivery of such classic lines as "My fist breaking your teeth, that's the accident" and "I wouldn't want to fight me, neither," we have to face the fact that there will likely be a new Eugene "Flash" Thompson in Marc Webb's SPIDER-MAN reboot. I know. It's a hard pill of truth to swallow.

And we may actually have our resident teen douchebag, responsible for the hell Peter Parker must endure in high school before rising up as the famous friendly, neighborhood Spider-Man. According to Comic Book Movie.com, via Twitter, TV actor Chris Zylka (10 Things I Hate About You) has been cast in the role. How do they know? When someone from the actor's home town congratulated him on getting a part in "Spiderman 4," Zylka simply responded with "thank you." So, take it for confirmation as you will. Just don't scratch the leather!

CBM also posted an audition video from a child actor for a character named Billy for a project mysteriously titled UNTITLED TEEN ACTION FILM, which they seem to think is a scene between Dr. Curt Connors and his young son (The Hollywood Reporter earlier reported that this was the code name the film was using for its audition process). All it makes me think is child actors are incredibly annoying. Check it out to pass make your own judgements.

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/16131715[/vimeo]

The only thing gratifying about viewing this video, since it offers absolutely nothing in the way of hints about SPIDER-MAN, is the kid's karate-themed headshot at the end.

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  • http://twitter.com/movingreviews Josh Frink

    Does this kid realize he’s only 11? Although if he toned down the annoyingness and added some scared curiosity, the scene where Curt is in the bathroom, possibly discovering he’s the Lizard, could be pretty cool.

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