Spider-Man: No Way Home is hot on the horizon and is the movie all fans want to talk about. Despite other Marvel projects having either just debuted or are days away from release, it seems the MCU faithful are honed in on Spidey's next adventure, and justifiably so.
No Way Home is looking to be the biggest solo movie in Marvel Studios history, as it jumps Multiversal lines and incorporates the rich history of the webhead on the silver screen. Part of this effort was put on full display in the project's second full trailer with villains from both Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield's line of wall-crawling movies joining in on the fun.
The Tom Holland-starring threequel is just weeks away and fans are only just starting to get some good looks at the film's main antagonists. Among these are Willem Dafoe's Green Goblin, Alfred Molina's Doc Ock, and Thomas Haden Church's Sandman, all hailing from the Raimi trilogy of Spider-Man films.
And while audiences have seen and heard from Molina and Dafoe's evildoers, a concrete look at Flint Marko (aka Sandman) has not been made available. That was until today with the release of a collection of new TV spots.
Sandman is Back for More
As a part of the recently released Spider-Man: No Way Home TV spots, new footage of Tom Holland's Peter Parker doing battle with Sandman was revealed.
The first good look at Thomas Haden Church's convict-turned-earthly-particulate can be seen in what looks to be the previously-teased Statue of Liberty fight.
The Spider-Man 3 villain is then shown with a tight grasp on Holland's wall-crawler.
In the brief glimpse of Flint Marko, Spidey continues to struggle to no avail.
This Sandman footage can be watched at the :20 mark of the No Way Home spot below:
Spidey Looks Stuck In the Sand
While he had been teased in the first trailer for No Way Home, it is nice that Sandman's inclusion in the film has been made public with the second teaser and these new TV spots. Though fans got a pretty good look at Flint Marko's alter-ego in the mysterious money shot from the second trailer, these are some of the best looks of the villain to have been released thus far.
From a design perspective, not much has changed here. Unlike his other Sinister Six counterparts, it doesn't look like Sandman is getting much of an upgrade. Well, how much can one iterate on sand, right?
The one major difference that is immediately noticeable is just the quality of his particulates, something that is only because of the jumps in visual effect technology that have been made since Spider-Man 3. He does, however, look a little less muddy in NWH. In his original appearance in the Raimi trilogy, the villain had an almost clay-like appearance at times, especially when sized up like he is in here.
Now, taking a look at the set dressing of these small shots, this struggle looks to be a part of the larger Statue of Liberty fight that has been teased already. Judging from the second trailer this is where the Multiversal seams really start to come apart, and perhaps where Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield get their first licks back in the suit.
If the two past Spideys are in fact in this film then who better to help save Tom Holland's Peter, as, from the look of things here, he is not getting out of that vice-like grip on his own.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is just weeks away, debuting in theaters on December 17.