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

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.

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!"

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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.

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