Using the Illusion Projectors and the Stark Industries Combat Drones, designed by William Ginter Riva, Quentin Beck created a realistic illusion of the creature made of earth and sand. Gutes Guterman also came up with a story about the Elementals from a parallel universe that got to Earth through the tear created because of the Snap.
Beck sent Sandman to Mexico where he was causing havoc and even ruined Ixtenco. Noticing Talos and Soren, disguised as Nick Fury and Maria Hill, arriving at the village, Beck staged a fight with Sandman. Talos and Soren opened fire on Sandman, however, Beck claimed that they were unable to deal with it, and "defeated" Sandman himself.
Sandman was created as an illusion resembling a creature made of earth and sand. With the holographic system, designed by Quentin Beck, Sandman's appearance was utterly realistic, and with Stark Industries Combat Drones, Sandman was able to cause real damage.
- In the comics, Sandman is William Baker, a criminal who was exposed to radiation which mutated his body into an organic sand structure. During his crime spree, Sandman occasionally fought Spider-Man, Hulk, and the Fantastic Four.
- When Sandman appears in Mexico in front of Talos and Soren, a damaged car with the license plate "463" is visible. This is in reference to Amazing Spider-Man #4, from 1963, where William Baker's Sandman first appeared.
- Sandman bares more of a resemblance to Earth, a creation of Diablo's and a member of the Elementals of Doom.
- The Marvel Cinematic Universe version of Sandman replaces Magnum as a member of the Elementals.
Behind the Scenes
- Sandman in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the second live-action incarnation of the character, following an incarnation portrayed by Thomas Haden Church.
- Production visual effects supervisor Janek Sirrs stated in an interview with IndieWire that Sandman was never referred as such in the Spider-Man: Far From Home screenplay, instead known as the "Earth Elemental", and that his appearance during the Skirmish in Ixtenco wasn't originally scripted after all.