UPDATE: A person familiar with the project confirms to The Wrap that Chris Zylka has indeed been cast as Peter Parker's nemesis, Flash Thompson, in the upcoming "Spider-Man" reboot.
Thanks to social networking for the latest casting news on the 3-D "Spider-Man" reboot -- specifically, who will portray bully Flash Thompson in the film.
It appears Chris Zylka has nabbed the role of the jock in the Marc Webb-directed film, according to the actor's Twitter. Zylka, who has been seen in ABC Family's "10 Things I Hate About You," and "Hannah Montana," recently tweeted "SPIDERMAN!!!!" followed by a vague confirmation when asked if he was going to indeed be in the film.
Now, don't judge the actor just because he neglects to hyphenate our webslinger's name or tweets phrases like "my bad" -- if this news is true, Zylka continues the inspired casting choices for this franchise's fresh start. To date, we have Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben, Sally Field as Aunt May all joining "The Social Network"'s Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker battling Rhys Ifans' Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard.
The slightly older casting for the teenage roles give some credibility to rumors that the film will be set in college rather than high school.
So, what do you think? Are you starting to feel the excitement for this new take on Spider-Man? Will Chris Zylka make a good Flash Thompson and bring something fresher to the role of Peter Parker's school nemesis than Joe Manganiello did in Sam Raimi's versions?
Let's hear your thoughts!
"Spider-Man" hits theaters July 3, 2012.
(Originally published on Nov. 22, 2010, at 6 p.m. ET)