One source says Venom. Another says Man-Wolf, and many have also tossed around the Black Cat idea. Aint it Cool News now says the villain of Spiderman 3 will in fact be The Sandman.
“Multiple spies at Sony have confirmed that Thomas Hayden Church will indeed be playing SANDMAN. There’s a ton of Sandman conceptual art all over the Spidey-offices!”, says Harry Knowles.
Sandman, whose real name is William Baker, earned the ability to transform into a sneaky sand-like substance which can be hardened, dispersed, or shaped according to his will. This happened when he was lying on a nearby beach when an experimental nuclear reactor’s steam system exploded, throwing some of the radiation his way.
Daniel Gillies, who played John Jameson in the second film has been contracted to appear in the third. In the comics, his character turns into Man-Wolf. Still no word on whether or not Raimi will show this side of Jameson in the next film, or if he will stick with just one villian (Whom he has yet to comment on).
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