'Spider-Man: Far From Home' Trailer Easter Egg Delivers on Flash Thompson
Spider-Man has a big fan in Flash Thompson. Unfortunately, Flash also makes Peter Parker’s life a living hell, and the trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home really delivers on this dichotomy with a great gag that pays homage to the Flash Thompson from the Spider-Man comics.
On Tuesday, Marvel film star Tom Holland premiered the trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home, in which Peter Parker embarks on a vacation to Europe but is recruited by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) for a very special mission.
The closing moments of the trailer involve Peter’s high school bully, Flash Thompson (Tony Revolori), who is accused of having an obsession with Spider-Man. Flash defends his admiration, praising Spider-Man for doing good in their neighborhood and wearing “a dope suit,” adding that he really respects him.
But when Peter walks into the room, Flash greets him with a “‘sup, dickwad?”
“If only Flash knew” was for so long the joke of Flash Thompson in The Amazing Spider-Man comic books. While the MCU has updated Flash to reflect what a teenager at a STEM high school in New York would actually look like, in the comics, Flash had the look of your typical jock. Flash was a star football player for Midtown High who bullied Peter Parker for being a huge dweeb.
But when Spider-Man burst into the scene, Flash was Spidey’s number one fan, even later joining the U.S. military based on the heroism Spider-Man instilled in him. Years down the road, Flash would learn Peter Parker’s identity as Spider-Man, and would mature into one of Peter’s closest friends. Flash even got to live out the dream, becoming infected with the Venom symbiote to become Agent Venom, a heroic super soldier who operated for the U.S. government and even became part of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
It’s unlikely that the MCU will take Revolori’s Flash that far, especially since the known future of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise isn’t anything but “It will happen.” Still, it’s going to be a treat when Flash finally learns just who his hero actually is under that mask.
Spider-Man: Far From Home hits theaters on July 5.