DCU’s Peacemaker John Cena Had the Perfect Opportunity to Make His Marvel Debut With a Fan Favorite Spider-Man Villain

Fans are eagerly hoping that John Cena will make his Marvel debut in an upcoming Nicolas Cage project called the Spider-Man Noir series.

John Cena, Spider-Man Villain


  • The Spider-Man Noir series on Amazon promises a unique twist, set in 1930s New York City and notably not centered around Peter Parker, starring Nicolas Cage in the lead.
  • The show's standalone universe adds to its appeal, sparking curiosity among fans.
  • Reports hint at Sandman appearing, fueling speculation that this could be John Cena's chance to enter the MCU, fulfilling a long-standing fan wish.
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It sounds like the Spider-Man Noir live-action series on Amazon is really shaping up to be something unique! Set in 1930s New York City, this time, the focus is interestingly not Peter Parker. The mention of it being set in its own universe also adds intrigue.

John Cena in Peacemaker (image credit: DC)

Another intriguing report claims the presence of Sandman too. Fans are speculating this would be the perfect moment for John Cena to join the MCU, it’s understandable given fans have been clamoring for this to happen for quite a while now.

Can Fans Expect John Cena in the New Nicolas Cage Spider-Man Noir Series?

According to reports from Daniel Richtman’s Patreon (@DanielRPK on X), the upcoming Spider-Man Noir series, featuring Nicolas Cage, is rumored to include Sandman as one of its villains. While these details remain speculative, the prospect of Sandman appearing in this mystery project is undeniably thrilling for fans.


Sandman, portrayed memorably by Thomas Haden Church in Spider-Man 3 and more recently in Spider-Man: No Way Home, has been one of the most iconic things the Spider-Man saga has ever seen. Although the actor has expressed interest in coming back as the character in the future (via The DisInsider) fans really want John Cena to play Sandman in this new series.

Especially this show being set in a different universe plus Cena’s physical presence and ability to embody larger-than-life characters have made him a fan-favorite choice for the iconic villain.

Thomas Haden Church as Sandman
Thomas Haden Church as Sandman in Spider-Man 3 | Sony Entertainment

The WWE superstar stepping into the role of Sandman for Spider-Man Noir isn’t just something fans are hoping for, it’s a potential game-changer for the actor as well. The Peacemaker actor’s casting would inject fresh energy into Sandman, offering something fans haven’t seen before.

As the details of the Spider-Man Noir series continue to unfold, including confirmation of casting choices and plot details, fans eagerly anticipate whether their hopes for Cena as Sandman will come to life soon enough or not.

What to Expect from Amazon Prime Video’s Spider-Man Noir?

Nicolas Cage, having worked in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, is set to return as the lead of another Spider project by an Amazon Prime Video namely Spider-Man Noir. The show will explore the life of an aging private investigator in 1930s New York.


Cage has finally spoken out about the project, sharing insights on what audiences can anticipate from this unique blend of noir mystery and superhero nostalgia in a recent interview with The New Yorker. He revealed,

Forty-five minutes. I mean, it’s eight episodes. So it’s the equivalent of four movies in five months. And I’ve got another movie I’ve gotta prepare for, and then a movie right after it . . . and it’s another character that does not look like me. You asked me, “Do you like to play nebbishy guys?” But they bring them to me! And I don’t know why. I mean, I do ask my agent, “Why am I always playing these nebbishy guys? Why all the nerds? What is this?”

While discussing the upcoming live-action Spider-Man TV series, Nicolas Cage mentioned it consists of “eight episodes” and compared its style to a “Pop-art mashup, like a Lichtenstein painting,” emphasizing its vibrant and visually striking nature.

Nicolas Cage in a still from National Treasure
Nicolas Cage in a still from National Treasure | Disney

Overall, it’s shaping up to be a pretty interesting project, and fans are eagerly anticipating how it will unfold. Oren Uziel and Steve Lightfoot are co-showrunners, the series is being developed by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Amy Pascal, who will also serve as executive producers.


Written by Sampurna Banerjee

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Sampurna Banerjee, an ardent enthusiast of pop culture and movies, pours her passion into her role as a writer for FandomWire. With a penchant for Marvel, DC, and sitcoms, she has contributed over 400 articles, staying up-to-date to the entertainment industry's latest buzz. Moreover, she's penned over 300 articles for Animated Times and shared her work across several Instagram pages. Currently she is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Calcutta University.