Why Joe Manganiello Won’t Return for a Flash Thompson Cameo in ‘Spider-Man: Now Way Home’

Why Joe Manganiello Won't Return for a Flash Thompson Cameo in ‘Spider-Man: Now Way Home’



Before he joined the DCEU as grasp murderer Deathstroke in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Joe Manganiello performed a unique villain in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy of movies, within the function of faculty bully Flash Thompson. During an interview for Justice Con, Manganiello admitted he wouldn’t need to return as Flash within the MCU if it was only a temporary cameo.

“It depends what [the role] consists of. With Sony doing Sinister Six, putting together their universe, the X-Men coming over to Disney, and the possibility of Secret Wars surfacing at some point in the future, I just think there are so many amazing characters in Marvel. I will say I was actually offered a part in a Marvel film a few years ago…I grew up on Marvel comics so if I was going to join the universe, I really want it to be the right role and I think sometimes you have to hold out for that right one. So, a little cameo as Flash Thompson, I’d rather do something more substantive -[play] someone who can stick around for a while.”

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While Joe Manganiello has a need to play a much bigger function than Peter Parker’s high-school tormentor is smart, the upcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home venture could be the right place for a Flash Thompson cameo.

The film will take care of the Marvel multiverse, and it has been confirmed to characteristic characters from earlier Spider-Man movies, most prominently Alfred Molina as Doctor Octopus and Jamie Foxx as Electro.

For a time, there have been rumors that the 2 could be enjoying totally different variations of their characters. But in a latest interview with Variety, Molina confirmed that he can be enjoying the identical Doc Ock who died on the finish of Spider-Man 2, and de-aging expertise can be used to make his look line up with the character.

“In their early conversations, [director Jon] Watts told [Molina] that the movie will pick up Doc Ock’s story from “that second” in the river, which in a franchise that includes multiverses, time-travel and diverging timelines seems…plausible enough… [Molina adds, about the use of de-aging tech] They made Robert De Niro’s face younger [in The Irishman], but when he was fighting, he looked like an older guy. He looked like an old guy! That’s what worried me about doing it again. I don’t have the same physicality that I had 17 years ago. That’s just a fact.”

While Manganiello’s Thompson won’t be part of Spider-Man: No Way Home, the actors followers actually need to see are Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. Whether they may present up or not is a query that Marvel has saved a good lid on thus far, resulting in relentless on-line hypothesis within the days main as much as the discharge of the movie.

Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: No Way Home stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, Tony Revolori, Jamie Foxx, Alfred Molina, and Benedict Cumberbatch. The movie arrives in theaters on December 17.

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