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Australian philosopher, literary critic, legal scholar, and professional writer. Based in Newcastle, NSW. My latest books are THE TYRANNY OF OPINION: CONFORMITY AND THE FUTURE OF LIBERALISM (2019) and AT THE DAWN OF A GREAT TRANSITION: THE QUESTION OF RADICAL ENHANCEMENT (2021).

Friday, November 24, 2006

Spider-Man 3

For something a bit lighter, I've just read in Jason Rosenhouse's Evolutionblog that Spider-Man 3 will feature Sandman as its supervillain.

As a kid, I rated this character (who is not to be confused with the totally different character created by Neil Gaiman) among my favourite villains. He can turn his body to sand, or to solid rock, or a mixture, can take any shape, packs a helluva punch in his rocky form, and cannot be hurt by any amount of force (enough force can break rock, but he can just turn to sand and reform). There's scope here for some great special effects if it's done right.

I'm not such a huge fan of the Spider-Man movies - can pretty much take them or leave them - but this one might be a lot of fun.


Anonymous said...

For at least a couple minutes, this news made me daydream about what a movie would be like where Spider-Man's adversary was the Neil Gaiman Sandman. Imagine Tobey Maguire cursed with eternal wakening.

Anonymous said...

Not sure if you are aware of this, but Spiderman 3 has a few villians,

- Sandman (Thomas Haden Church)
- Venom (Topher Grace)

are confirmed villians. And we also have James Franco back as Green Goblin or at least a half way in between what he is and what his father was. The Budget is more than King Kong so even if the story sucks we should see some super special effects.

Russell Blackford said...

I didn't know that stuff, stuart.

And, yeah, I agree - at least we'll get some spectacular effects for our money.