The role of Flash Thompson in Marc Webb’s Spider-Man goes to Chris Zylka. A high school football player, Thompson is a classmate and bully of Peter Parker. He ironically admires Spider-Man, which amuses Parker.

Chris Zylka joins the cast consisting of Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Rhys Ifans, Irrfan Khan, Julianne Nicholson, and Annie Parisse.