Chris Zylka Talks More About Playing Flash Thompson In THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

The actor discusses his take on Flash Thompson in Marc Webb's upcoming reboot, revealing that this version the character will be fleshed out a fair bit more than the version we saw in 2002's Spider-Man.

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By Josh Wilding - 5/3/2012

In an interview with MTV Splash Page, Chris Zylka has revealed that like his co-star Andrew Garfield, he too is a long-time fan of Spider-Man and turned back to the comic book when he won the role of Flash Thompson in The Amazing Spider-Man. "I definitely read the comic books and got as familiar with the comic books as possible. I was always a fan of Spider-Man and most superheroes. There aren't a whole lot of little boys out there that aren't."

As for the Flash we'll see in the reboot, it sounds as if we can expect a far more fleshed out version than the minor role the character played in Sam Raimi's take on the franchise. "I just really tried to delve into 'why'. Why does Flash do this? And to try to show that to the audience a little bit more than just beating up on Peter or just being an adoring fan of Spider-Man. And maybe showing the backstory a bit more to the character, why he's a bully and stuff like that." He adds, "[This take on Flash] is maybe showing why and also trying to show why you don't have to be a bully. Just show that area where it's like, 'Oh!' You have an 'a-ha' moment in your life where it's like, 'This isn't cool. Why am I doing this?' Hopefully that plays well. We'll see!"

What do you think about this take on the Flash Thompson character? Sound off with your thoughts in the usual place.

STARRING:

Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy
Rhys Ifans as Curt Connors/The Lizard
Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben
Sally Fields as Aunt May
Denis Leary as George Stacy

RELEASE DATE: July 3rd, 2012.


Source: MTV Splash Page
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NOID - 5/3/2012, 9:56 AM
I'm starting to get nervous about this movie... i want to love it, but that 90 minute run time scares me...

I do like the idea of having him realize that he's being an a_ _ and realizing he needs to grow up...
grifter - 5/3/2012, 10:05 AM
Who said it was 90 mins?
SpiderFan35 - 5/3/2012, 10:11 AM
So...bullying is like, wrong and stuff.



@Gusto: lol, love his name tag.

I did not think the 90 mins was confirmed, I though it was speculation.

MrReese - 5/3/2012, 10:18 AM
My weeds fluffy n got red hairs like Peggy Bundy!! XD

This made me miss Married With Children thanks Gusto!! XD
DocHorrible - 5/3/2012, 10:19 AM
Yeah until I see an official release from Sony or whatever, I'm not going to believe that it's only 90 minutes.
MrReese - 5/3/2012, 10:19 AM
Oh N what time r we gettin the trailer???
valeriesghost - 5/3/2012, 10:31 AM
@MrReese sounds tasty. i need to reload myself :) thanks for the reminder.
SpiderFan35 - 5/3/2012, 10:41 AM
@Gusto: lmao, obviously I would take happy ending. In fact you can just make it happy beginning, I'm a busy guy. :D
mrHJK - 5/3/2012, 11:05 AM
Sounds like he's going to be a little more than generic bully #1
Vafrous - 5/3/2012, 11:19 AM
This guy has more wood than table. One of the worst actors I've seen...
TheDpool - 5/3/2012, 11:26 AM
Long as we pulls of the popular but a massive dickhead then i'm sure he'll be fine
PeterParker1991 - 5/3/2012, 12:46 PM
^^ I agree 100%. Haven't watched those shitty Raimi movies since I heard about the reboot. Marc Webb and Garfield understand the character. Raimi took too many shortcuts and that's what screwed up his crappy movies. Peter barely had any development. I really don't think I ever really cared for him that much, because by the end of Spiderman 2, following the scene were Harry finds the Goblin lair, I honestly forgot all about Parker. So, character development and adding emotion atop other qualities is surely important in films. Raimi clearly didn't understand that. His mind was stuck on the 60's version of Spiderman whereas the rest of the entire planet had moved onward. - - But anyway, July can't come soon enough. Can't wait!!!
PeterParker1991 - 5/3/2012, 12:48 PM
Love that picture atop the article by the way. Can't wait to see Peter beat the shit out of Flash. Pretty much represents how I feel about bullies and how much I wanted to knock out so many punks that bothered me at my old school.
TrueRedBlue - 5/3/2012, 1:36 PM
Loving everything I hear about this movie, and that trailer needs to come now. But if it's really 90 minutes, i'll get really mad. This isn't a freakin' romantic comedy, it should not be 90 minutes..
nowtheresaBATman - 5/3/2012, 1:52 PM
@PeterParker1991 you said it dude! ;)

MakioGrant - 5/3/2012, 2:42 PM
I don't care secondary role .... bring the trailer [frick]ers
PaulRom - 5/3/2012, 3:06 PM
That's good to hear.

And I doubt that the 90 min. running time is legit. If this film will be more character based than the other Spider-Man films, it should be at least as long as the first two movies.
DavidGray - 5/3/2012, 3:15 PM
@PaulRom
True dat.

I call BS on the 90 min thing. (not to mention the ridiculously outdated cast and synopsis)
ibravosp5 - 5/3/2012, 5:36 PM
Leg amputation for Flash
AUSSYACE - 5/3/2012, 8:43 PM
He can't be that important if he didn't even make the cut in the new trailer...

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