Tobey Maguire’s Sandman actor confirms talks of a return in a future Marvel movie

Sandman actor Thomas Haden Church teased a possible future for his Marvel character on the big screen.

Church, who made his Marvel debut in 2007 against Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man/Peter Parker spiderman 3, recently resurfaced in the world of superpowers, appearing as the character in Tom Holland’s direction Spider-Man: No Way Home.

The actor appeared only as a CG character in the MCU Spidey-Threequel, taking on the three Spider-Men in a (now iconic) fight atop the Statue of Liberty (which actually reused footage from another wall-crawling blockbuster).

And although his character got another chance to shine on the big screen, Church himself never really made it onto the big screen No way home discontinued and doesn’t get the full costumed return he might have wished for.

A future teased for Marvel’s Sandman

Sandman, Spider-Man 3

In an interview with Pilot Productions, Spider-Man 3 And Spider-Man: No Way Home Star Thomas Haden Church revealed his time as Marvel’s Sandman may not be over yet.

When asked if he would be interested in reprising his role as a superhero, Church revealed that he, No way home Director Jon Watts, Sony Producer and CEO Amy Pascal and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige “Everyone had a lot of conversations” and that includes conversations “about the possibility of Sandman coming [back]:”

“Jon [Watts]and I had, and Amy Pascal, the lead producer, and Kevin [Feige], we all had many conversations. And I’d say… talks have been going on about the possibility of Sandman appearing in a future iteration of this. The conversation has been about him coming back and maybe doing a more fulfilling story with Flint and not just being Sandman but going back into human form because there was a story about that.

The acclaimed actor noticed that “There’s a reason” sandman “Can’t Be Human” In Spider-Man: No Way Homeand he and Watts did ‘ talked about the possibility in the future that [the character] can come back as Flint Marko” across the board:

“There’s a reason he can’t — he can’t be human in ‘No Way Home’ until you get a glimpse of him at the very end, which is really a screen shot from ‘Spider-Man 3.’ “Because they wanted to be something of a throwback where you see him for who he was and because… there’s a chain of events where he can’t be human. And now… Jon and I’ve talked about the possibility in the future of him coming back as Flint Marko, so yes, that has been discussed.”

Where does Sandman make sense in the MCU?

After Sandman/Flint Marko seemingly got his final wave of farewells from Thomas Haden Church (along with the other Mutliversal villains) at the end Spider-Man: No Way Homeit looked like the book closed this iteration of the character.

However, this does not appear to be the case when these “Conversations” ever really become anything.

Of course, there’s always a chance he’ll come back to play the MCU’s Earth-616 Sandman in the later Tom Holland-led series Spiderman 4. No villain has been confirmed for this film, and the sequel is teased as more “street level” Spider-Man story, Sandman could be the perfect big bad for the webhead.

The idea that this character appears somewhere in the Sony Spider-Man universe seems more likely. The way Church mentioned how you tell it “More Fulfilling Story With Flint” has serious villain-focused solo film energy surrounding him.

So while Sandman (and, in turn, Flint Marko) might appear in an actual Spidey film, there’s something more in the way of poison, diseaseAnd Kraven the Hunter feels like the better bet if Church’s return as a character is actually going to happen.

It features Flint Marko from Thomas Haden Church Spiderman 3 And Spider-Man: No Way Home which are available in most digital shops. Tobey Maguire’s Sandman actor confirms talks of a return in a future Marvel movie

Sarah Ridley

Sarah Ridley is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Sarah Ridley joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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