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WIRE Buzz: 'Flash Thompson' back for Spider-Man 3; Doctor Aphra wins GLAAD Award; Shudder's 'Host' trailer

By Josh Weiss
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Tom Holland won't be the only familiar face in the sequel to Spider-Man: Far From Home. Hidden at the end of a story about Tony Revolori signing with WME, Deadline reported that the Flash Thompson actor will return to bully Peter Parker once again in next Sony Pictures-Marvel Studios Spidey project.

In the comics, Flash does become an iteration of Venom down the line, which leaves some wiggle room for Tom Hardy (who plays journalist Eddie Brock) to pass on the symbiote torch once his tenure is up. Though more likely, Flash will just be back for a bit more high school snark.

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Revolori is also reprising his role as cooking protégée Tobe in Season 2 of Servant on Apple TV+. Last week, the follow-up to Far From Home was pushed to Dec. 17, 2021. M. Night Shyamalan provided an update on Servant earlier this month, tweeting that Season 2 is hoping to finish shooting in the fall. In addition, writing has commenced for two additional seasons.

Revolori rose to prominence after playing bellhop Zero (another protégée character) in Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Marvel's hit Star Wars series, Doctor Aphra, was the recipient of this year's GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book.

"It's a privilege to accept this award on behalf of all the artists and writers, who have made this character live and breathe, starting with Kieron Gillen and artist Salvador Larroca," current Aphra writer Simon Spurrier in a digital message. "Love is love, irrespective of the who and the how, so it's been a great joy to have unfurled a little rainbow flag in everyone's favorite galaxy far, far away. Cheers!"

First appearing in the pages of a solo Darth Vader series, Doctor Chelli Lona Aphra is a galactic archaeologist, whose services were employed by the dreaded Sith Lord. She was eventually forced to fake her own death in order to get away from Vader's reach.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 31st annual GLAAD Media Awards ceremony will take place entirely online this evening at 5:00 p.m. PT. You can stream it on Facebook or YouTube. Fortune Feimster and Gina Yashere serve as hosts for the event, which was originally planned for March.

If you didn't think you could summon ghosts over the internet, think again! 

A Zoom-based séance goes horribly wrong in the trailer for Host, a pandemic-era original that is now streaming exclusively on Shudder. Remotely directed by Rob Savage (Dawn of the Deaf), the film was shot entirely in quarantine. Savage — who also wrote the project's screenplay — adhered to social distancing guidelines and never occupied the same room as his actors.

Cast members Haley Bishop (Deep State), Radina Drandova (Dawn of the Deaf), Edward Linard (The Rebels), Jemma Moore (Doom: Annihilation), Caroline Ward (Stalling It), and Emma Louise Webb (The Crown) all pitched in when it came to cameras, lighting, and special effects.

Watch the trailer now:

“When lockdown began, I spent week’s bingeing everything on Shudder, so to find myself premiering a new film on the platform only a few months later is incredible,” Savage said when Shudder acquired the Unfriended-esque movie earlier this month. “Shudder understood the potential of this mad little film from day one and totally supported us making it in our own way.”

Host Shudder poster