Spider-Man Reboot Casts Curt Connors’ Son & Flash Thompson

Published 4 years ago by , Updated August 9th, 2013 at 12:25 am,

Once upon a time director Sam Raimi and actor Tobey Maguire were two of the major players in the Spider-Man franchise. However, earlier this year Sony announced it was giving the franchise the reboot treatment, less than a decade after the series first kicked off in 2002.

Instead of a sequel to Spider-Man 3, we’re getting a completely new version of Spidey on film, with rising star Andrew Garfield (The Social Network) in the role of everyone’s favorite web-slinger and director Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer) behind the camera.

The casting for the Spider-Man reboot has been rolling in fast, with the most recent casting being that of Campbell Scott and Julianne Nicholson as Peter Parker’s parents, and Irrfan Khan (Slumdog Millionaire) playing a new villain named Van Atter. Now we’re hearing word that two more roles have been filled for the Spider-Man reboot: Curt Connors’ son and Peter Parker’s high school bully.

First up, SuperHeroHype has learned from its sources that young newcomer Miles Elliot has been cast as Billy Connors, who of course is the son of Dr. Curt Conners/The Lizard (being played by Rhys Ifans) and his wife, Ruth. Elliott only has a few credits to his name (all from this year), the most recent of which was a small role in an episode of Grey’s Anatomy last month.

The Wrap is exclusively reporting that actor Chris Zylka has been cast as Flash Thompson, the high school bully who torments Peter Parker (replacing Joe Manganiello, who played the part in Raimi’s Spidey movies). He is the typical high school football player/jock who picks on “Puny Peter,” but is coincidentally a big fan of Spider-Man. I would like to see that undoubtedly smug smile wiped off Flash’s face if and when he finds out Parker and Spider-Man are one and the same simple smile Spider Man Reboot Casts Curt Connors Son & Flash Thompson .

Zylka has appeared in quite a few things over the last couples of years, including the TV series 10 Things I Hate About You and the sci-fi comedy Kaboom. He has just finished filming an Untitled 3D Shark Thriller from director David R. Ellis (Snakes on a Plane). Personally, I don’t see anything wrong either Zylka or Elliot’s casting – they both certainly have the look for their respective parts.

The cast of the Spider-Man reboot is shaping up nicely. The film already stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone (check out the first set pics of Stone as Gwen Stacy if you missed them), Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Irrfan Khan, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Julianne Nicholson and Annie Parisse. Add Marc Webb to that list – an unusual but inspired choice – and I’m very much looking forward to this new iteration of Spider-Man.

The Spider-Man reboot recently started shooting and is set to swing into 3D and regular theaters on July 3rd, 2012.

Sources: SuperHeroHype and The Wrap

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  1. Theres already too much people in this lol.

  2. Question: What would Flash do if Spidey told him to lay off Parker, as Parker’s his private photographer/press link?

  3. Ok i know im going to get an earfull for this but I really cant wait for this to come out, I have my reservation due to what sony has done to the Spidey franchise but I think they know that with Marc Webb at the helm they have something diffrent then what they had with Rami in the chair. My first point is the cast at least the main players they all look and feel better then the Rami cast, 2 were getting Peter Back in High school idk about you but this the setting i always pictured and only got for half a movie, 3 were gonna get the real version of Peter Parker not the watered down version we got in Rami’s were going to see the the Science backround that Peter comes from and loves for god sake he created his web slingers can we get that please, the fact were gonna see his parents and the Origin story of the goblin sereum and last but not least another love intrest other then Mary Jane not to mention she’s played by emma stone lol

    • How do you know all this stuff that no one else seems to know? Virtually none of this has been confirmed. There hasn’t even been confirmation that this movie will take place in high school or college. And how do you know about the plot – science background, goblin serum, etc? No disrespect, but don’t get too excited yet. Wait till you hear the official plot and see the movie first.

      • actually great white he is correct about the goblin sereum because they cast someone to play Van Atter and he is the proto-goblin which was created be Norman Osbourne. But i have no idea what he is talking about with whole science thing.

        P.S. i am also super excited for this movie.

      • We do know that the film takes place in High School. Hence why Flash Thompson is in this…

  4. anyone else hyped or not really?

    • I am very hyped. It probably won’t compare to Raimi’s (be it in a good aspect or bad) but this is just like what happened with Batman. This movie will do just fine.

      • Color me hyped. With the casting, breakout director, and solid screenwriter, this is looking up.

    • I’m going to avoid this like Calista Flockheart avoids doughnuts.

  5. I begin to wonder, are they any purpose for all these additional cast. I mean all chunk in one movie. Either they gonna develop all these characters slowly in sequel or cld this be worst than the SM3?

  6. Greatwhite # 1 who are you? # 2 all of this stuff is online, do a little homework before you come at someone who knows what they are talking about matter fact alot of that stuff is right here on screenrant Vic you wanna shed soem light on this matter am i right or wrong… or anyone else for that matter am i wrong in previous comment?

    • RandomMovieFan, I’m GreatWhite. Nice to meet you. Listen, I probably came across as pretty cold. That wasn’t my intention. However, I religiously frequent this site and many other movie sites. Much of what you said has not been confirmed. I’m happy to be proven wrong though. I’ve heard talk about the movie being set in high school, and I’ve heard talk of it being set in college. If someone can confirm this without a doubt, I’d seriously love to know. And that stuff about green goblin serums and the level of science shown in the movie will likely never be known until we actually see the movie. And how can you know if the movie will not be “watered” down or not. You may end up hating it. Personally, although I would have loved and preferred to see Raimi back in the saddle, I’m like you and excited to see this take on Spider-Man. I love to learn new things about comic book movies. If you can show me confirmations on these things, then you won’t offend me. Just show me where to look.

      • It will also be shot in college Great White, but that wasnt their original plan, they are shooting it in college because of Andrew Garfields age.

        • Elliott, do we know if the movie will contain any high school scenes? I’m curious about this. Another thing that I don’t think that’s been confirmed is whether or not they’ll even show the origin. If the movie is set in college then I’m not sure how they’re going to do this (other than something like a flashback) unless they change the origin story completely by having Peter get bitten after high school. This’ll be interesting to see how it plays out.

  7. I’m actually very intrigued to see how this pans out. The Rami stuff was good IMO, but I’m trying to treat this like a new experience with the same subject matter. Instead of taking any stance vis a vis whether a reeboot was neccessary or not, I’m going to look at it in the same manner that an educator would when grading the efforts of his students on a given course. I really think this will be a good thing for the spidey franchise and let’s face it guys…variety is the spice of life, yeah?

  8. “Casting is shaping up nicely”

    Can I vomit now?

    • LOL. I couldn’t have said it better myself. Sally Field as Aunt May as the casting is shaping up nicely???

  9. JGL for Harry Osborn.

  10. Wait. Sally Field as May Parker? Why not have Burt Reynolds as Uncle Ben that way we can have a Smokey and the Bandit Reunion. The ONLY way I’m seeing this Spider-BOY is IF they Use VENOM and use the character The RIGHT way. Better yet, Marvel needs to regain access to The Spiderman movie rights so we can get a GOOD Spiderman movie, Spiderman and Spiderman 2 excluded. You know what, the heck with Spiderman, I’m looking forward to seeing THOR and First Avenger:Captain America.