The new Spiderman movie looks awesome. I had to read the wikipedia entry to beef up on my Spiderman knowledge. Apparently that villian is appropriately known as Sandman. He’s an interesting character, according to his lengthy wikipedia entry:
Morally, Sandman is a complex character. Throughout his criminal career, he possessed an affinity for his ailing mother. He reformed and joined the superhero group the Avengers and the Wild Pack of Silver Sable. He has since returned to a life of crime but resists the extreme methods and actions of typical supervillains, rarely killing anyone … He possesses superhuman strength several times in excess of Spider-Man’s, making him an equal to the Thing.