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In the case of Tom Holland’s present run of Spider-Man motion pictures made in partnership between Sony and Marvel Studios, the webslinger has confronted down traditional villains we haven’t but seen on display earlier than. The Sam Raimi trilogy provided followers excellent interpretations of Physician Octopus (Alfred Molina) and The Inexperienced Goblin (Willem Dafoe), so the Marc Webb motion pictures leaned into The Lizard (Rhys Ifans) and Electro (Jamie Foxx)… with a touch of Goblin sprinkled in to The Superb Spider-Man 2.
A brand new rumor, began by motion famous person John Cena, swirls across the attainable casting of the Bumblebee and The Suicide Squad co-star as Sandman within the third MCU Spidey film, which is about to start filming earlier than the tip of this yr (allegedly). With no actual clarification in any way, Cena shared a picture of Sandman duking it out with Spider-Man on his Instagram account. This bought the hype machine rolling, with one artist even submitting his interpretation of the celebrated wrestler as Flint Marko, a prison whose physique consists of sand particles.
Casting John Cena as Sandman is a terrific thought. However utilizing Sandman as a villain within the third MCU Spider-Man film is a horrible concept that is not sensible, within the grand scheme.
Let’s begin with one thing we simply identified on the high of this text. Up till this level, the flicks that Marvel Studios and Sony are making with Tom Holland within the MCU haven’t recycled villains we’ve seen on display earlier than. Spidey’s fundamental MCU antagonists have been The Vulture (Michael Keaton) and Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) – traditional comedian adversaries who hadn’t but gotten their shot on the massive display.
Sandman has appeared as a big villain within the Spider-Man motion pictures, particularly in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3. There, he was performed by Thomas Hayden Church, and he had a backstory that linked fairly carefully to the comics. A prison, Marko was robbing locations to pay for a remedy for his sick daughter. He acquired his powers by stumbling into an experimental particle accelerator. Bear in mind this surprisingly stunning scene?
Does this forestall the Spider-Man franchise from EVER utilizing a villain who already has proven up on display? Nope. In truth, we have been fortunate sufficient to talk with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige on the Spider-Man: Far From House junket, and after we requested in regards to the potentialities of seeing villains like Physician Octopus and the Osborns within the MCU, he stated:
It simply will depend on, ‘Is it the best story?’ Is it the best time? Is there the best angle to do it, to do it once more in a approach that feels recent and would not really feel like, ‘Oh, right here it’s once more.’ As a result of Spidey has an amazing roster of villains. … So I believe all of it will depend on what the story is. All of it will depend on what the angle is.
Let’s step again, then, and analyze the state of affairs. Is it attainable that the screenwriters on the as-yet-untitled third MCU Spider-Man film got here up with an thought involving Sandman, and determined that they wanted the character as a way to make the film work? Certain, it’s attainable. We’ve got no clue what route the franchise desires to go in, having revealed Peter Parker’s secret id within the closing moments of Spider-Man: Far From House. And it’s attainable that Sandman has turn into part of the studio’s grand plan.
To me, although, it’s extremely unlikely – and one may say unattainable – as a result of they principally USED a model of Sandman within the opening scene of Spider-Man: Far From House.
Sure, the primary villain of Spider-Man: Far From House was the grasp illusionist, Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal). However the character used his special-effects wizardry to create Elementals, or knockoff variations of Spider-Man villains who possible wouldn’t ever carry their very own movie. In Austria, Peter confronted down an amplified model of Molten Man. In Venice, town’s canals shaped a contemporary Hydro-Man. And the film opened in Mexico, with the MCU’s tackle Sandman.
Why do it once more, within the very subsequent film? Particularly when there’s a much better choice for a traditional Spider-Man villain we haven’t but seen on display in Kraven the Hunter. As per the comics, Kraven is a big-game hunter who involves New York Metropolis to try to seize Spider-Man, believing him to be essentially the most elusive prey on the planet. Utilizing Kraven even matches into the narrative of Spider-Man getting his id revealed on the finish of Far From House. J. Jonah Jameson (JK Simmons once more, yay!) might rent Kraven to trace the menace generally known as Spider-Man. Jameson might additionally pay for the creation of The Scorpion (Michael Mando), one other classic villain who has but to get his big-screen due.
Now, Sony has stated they wish to develop their very own Kraven film on the Sony aspect of the SpiderVerse. So many he will get launched within the MCU, and shifts over. Like how we noticed Michael Keaton’s Adrian Toomes within the closing shot of the Morbius trailer. That was surprising.
Both approach, I don’t assume it makes any sense to make use of Sandman as a villain within the third MCU Spider-Man film, despite the fact that John Cena kicked the Web into excessive gear together with his harmless Instagram put up. If the Tom Holland motion pictures deliberate to recycle any villain from the sooner movies, Doc Ock and the Inexperienced Goblin really feel like pure selections, as they honestly are Spidey’s high foes, and need to get correct therapy within the MCU.
What about you guys? Not that we’re leaping at casting based mostly on a social media put up. However do you assume that Sandman is an effective selection? Or was the creature that we bought on the very begin of Far From House the closest we’ll get (and may get) to seeing Flint Marko within the Marvel Cinematic Universe? You’ll want to vote in our ballot under.
As for Spider-Man’s return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we all know that Tom Holland, Zendaya and director Jon Watts are returning (in addition to the franchise’s supporting solid, we assume). The film has been bumped again to December 2021 – as all productions proceed to shift again – and will get bumped once more if Black Widow finally ends up lacking its November slot. Keep tuned.