|Portrayed by:||Joe Manganiello|
|Last appeared:||Spider-Man 3|
|Appears in:||2 Films|
- "I don't want to fight you Flash."
- ―Peter Parker[src]
- "I wouldn't want to fight me neither!"
- ―Flash Thompson[src]
Eugene "Flash" Thompson is a supporting character in Marvel Comics’s Spider-Man series. The character was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in 1962. He was portrayed by actor Joe Manganiello in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man film series. His incarnation as Venom with the powers of the symbiote was not depicted.
Flash is a star high school football player and classmate of Peter Parker who mercilessly bullies Peter and, to some extent, Peter's friend Harry Osborn. He is depicted as the boyfriend of Mary Jane Watson, Peter's crush, at the start of the film. Later on in the film, Peter accidentally uses a web string to splash Flash with a lunch tray of food, a fight between the two subsequently breaks out in the school's hallway, which Peter wins, albeit accidentally, by discovering his new powers and sending Flash down with just one punch. Mary Jane later tells Peter that Flash was grateful to Peter for not hurting him more or giving him a black-eye for his graduation photo's. On graduation day he and Mary Jane break up after she refused an impromptue proposal.
Flash also makes a cameo at the end of Spider-Man 3 attending Harry's funeral.
|Raimi Film Series|
|Films:||Spider-Man | Spider-Man 2 | Spider-Man 3 | Spider-Man 4 (cancelled) | Venom (cancelled)|
|Characters:||Spider-Man | Mary Jane Watson | Harry Osborn | J. Jonah Jameson | Uncle Ben | Aunt May | George Stacy | Gwen Stacy | Robbie Robertson | Betty Brant | Curt Connors | Flash Thompson | Dr. Stromm | Mr. Ditkovich | Ursula Ditkovich | Maximillian Fargas | Henry Balkan | Rosalie Octavius | Hoffman | Bernard Houseman | Mr. Aziz | Bonesaw McGraw|
|Enemies:||The Green Goblin | Doctor Octopus | The Sandman | New Goblin | Venom | The Carjacker|
|Locations:||The Daily Bugle | Oscorp Technologies | Quest Aerospace | Osborn Penthouse | Goblin Lair|
|Video Games:||Spider-Man | Spider-Man 2 | Spider-Man 3 | Spider-Man: Friend or Foe|