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Old 02-10-2018, 07:36 PM
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Oh, sorry, sum1. It was on the last thread, so I didn't remember.

So is Venom going to be Eddie Brock in the movie? Because in the comics the symbiote eventually ended up attached to Flash Thompson, who is now a SHIELD agent.
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Tom Hardy can't be Flash Thompson in the movie, because this guy is Flash Thompson now:
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Years after playing Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, Hardy now takes on Eddie Brock, a character played by Topher Grace in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3 and Ryan Kwanten in Adi Shankar’s unofficial short film.
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Well that confirms he's Eddie Brock.
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Old 02-11-2018, 05:59 PM
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Yep, that confirms it. Thanks, dragonfire!


No, that's the PC version of Flash Thompson, but misses the entire point of the character of Flash Thompson in the first place. Hollywood needs a colonic and a lobotomy.
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Yeah, Flash is supposed to be the big jock guy.
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Old 02-11-2018, 06:40 PM
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Yes, and not only that, he's a constant antagonist of Peter's in high school, who ends up becoming one of Peter's best friends later on in their 20's. Flash is also a military veteran and a SHIELD agent who bonds with the alien symbiote. So I don't know what the f Marvel thinks they're doing with this Flash Thompson.
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I think it's important to keep Flash white to underline his privileged position.
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That, and his original status as a high school jock and bully who eventually reforms himself. Making him Indian or middle eastern for the sake of diversity at the expense of the character's defining traits is just beyond stupid. Storytelling is taking a back seat to PC and it's killing movies and comics.
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The actor is of Guatemalan ancestry.
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Old 02-11-2018, 07:15 PM
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Really? They never specified that in the film. But regardless, it was stupid casting and defeated the entire purpose of Flash Thompson's character.
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It certainly did change the character into somebody entirely different, not simply because of the background of the actor, but because he's a goofy-looking little guy who looks like he'd be somebody Flash would bully.
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Old 02-11-2018, 07:23 PM
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Exactly. He's not the type if guy who would be the least bit intimidating, and he's certainly no jock. I honestly don't know what the hell Marvel Studios is thinking. PC kills storytelling.
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They certainly show little concern for being faithful to the comics.
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Old 02-11-2018, 07:35 PM
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But the comics storyline is what makes these characters great. Hollywood's reinterpretations just rob the stories of what makes them good.
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