John Cena has been high on Kevin Feige’s wishlist for a while now. The “Fast 9” and “The Suicide Squad” actor has proved himself a viable box office commodity, not to mention a decent leading man, so no surprise that Marvel might have something for him – and sooner rather than later.
Latest rumour has it that the 44-year-old actor, who next appears in HBO Max’s “Peacekeeper” series, has had talks with the Marvel about portraying the MCU’s version of Sandman.
Sandman first appeared in live-action form in Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man 3” in 2007, portrayed by Thomas Haden Church, and returns for another round with Peter Parker in next month’s “Spider-Man : No Way Home”. But as we’ll learn via that film markedly, the multiverse is swimming with different incarnations of the same character.
The Massachusetts-born thesp’s version of Sandman would no doubt be incorporated into Tom Holland-led “Spider-Man” movies going forward.
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