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    I Just Spit Out My Water Watching "Spider-Man" Because, Holy Shit, That's Joe Manganiello


    This is Joe Manganiello and despite what it looks like here, he hates wearing shirts. DON'T BE FOOLED!

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    See?! What did I tell you? He hates them.

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    Don't worry, Joe. We hate when you have to wear shirts too.

    Anyway, you may know Joe from his role as "Big Dick" Richie in Magic Mike or as Alcide in True Blood.

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    Or, as Sofia Vergara's loving husband.

    Or, from his intense (and kind of surprising, tbh) love of Dungeons and Dragons.

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    But, you probably don't know him from Spider-Man.

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    You say to yourself, "Of course I don't know him from Spider-Man. Toby Maguire played Spider-Man! What are you playing at, crazy?"

    But if he was never in Spider-Man, how does he know Stan Lee? And, why is Stan Lee emphasizing "flash?" Like, WTF is going on??

    Well, BOOM. Here he is. Joe Manganiello. In Spider-Man. And sadly, in a shirt.

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    You can watch a quick clip here.

    Fifteen years ago, Joe starred as high-school bully Flash Thompson, in the 2002 film adaptation of Spider-Man.

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    Flash isn't just a one-off character made for the film, either. He's a legitimate character from the comics, first appearing in 1962's Amazing Fantasy #15 — the same issue Spider-Man was first featured in.

    Just, once more for clarity.

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    Same person.

    We're so sorry we didn't remember you, Joe. Will you ever be able to forgive us?


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