Thomas Haden Church starred in the original Sam Raimi Spider-Man trilogy as Flint Marko/Sandman, and after returning in the 2021 film Spider-Man: No Way Home, Church said that coming back as Sandman in a future project is currently being discussed.
Speaking to The DisInsider, Church revealed that conversations about him returning as Sandman were currently in the works, and even mentioned a story involving the character that was cut from No Way Home.
“We had a whole story involving his daughter for No Way Home,” Church said. “And it just ended up [cut]. There was just so much going on…Amy [Pascal] and Kevin [Feige], we all had a lot of conversations. And I would say that conversations have been had about the possibility of Sandman coming into a future iteration of it.”
Church then added that talks about him coming back has happened, with the idea of him “picking up a more fulfilling story” having been discussed.
Spider-Man: No Way Home saw the return of many characters from both the Sam Raimi Spider-Man films as well as the Andrew Garfield-led The Amazing Spider-Man films. That film was a massive success for both Marvel Studios and Sony, grossing more than $1.9 billion at the box office and becoming the sixth-highest-grossing film of all time.