The trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home potentially teased an interesting arc for Sandman.
Earlier this week, the first official trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home dropped, revealing some of the villains that Tom Holland’s Peter Parker will have to face. Obviously, fans were treated with a big reveal of Alfred Molina as Doc Ock, but the appearance of other past Spider-Man villains from both the Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield eras were teased in the trailer as well. One of those villains is Sandman.
Flint Marko AKA Sandman was one of the main antagonists of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3, where he was played by Thomas Haden Church. Given the implications of having Alfred Molina and Jamie Foxx in the film, some speculate that we will be seeing the same Sandman from Spider-Man 3 return in No Way Home.
Spider-Man 3 ended with a redemption arc for Sandman, in which he apologizes to Peter Parker for the death of Uncle Ben. The fact that the character was last seen seeking some redemption has left fans wondering how his involvement with No Way Home would look like. Well, with the release of the newest trailer, fans are now speculating that he may be on Spider-Man’s side.
One of the more interesting shots from the trailer showcases lightning and sand together. Fans are now speculating that Sandman was using his powers to block out Electro’s lightning in an attempt to protect Spider-Man.
It will be really satisfying for fans of the Sam Raimi films to see Sandman’s redemption arc continue in Spider-Man: No Way Home. We’re just a few months away from finding out how all these villains are factored in, and we’ll see how Tom Holland’s Peter Parker deals with potentially the biggest threat that he’s ever faced off against.
Here is the synopsis for Spider-Man: No Way Home:
“For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life from the high-stakes of being a Super Hero. When he asks for help from Doctor Strange the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.”
Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, Spider-Man: No Way Home stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jon Favreau, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, J.B. Smoove, Benedict Wong, Alfred Molina, Jamie Foxx, Tony Revolori and J.K. Simmons.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is currently set to be released on December 17, 2021. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming film and the rest of the MCU, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.