It’s being reported by Variety that Alfred Molina will return as Doctor Octopus in the latest Marvel/Sony Spider-Man film, Spider-Man 3. Alfred Molina played Doc Ock in Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire’s 2004 Spider-Man sequel. If you’ve been keeping up with the rumours and insider information on Spider-Man 3, this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.
But what a welcome one it is. Not only is Alfred Molina returning to Marvel and Sony’s Spider-Man 3, it is expected that Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield will return as their respective Spider-Men. As well as Jamie Foxx returning to play Electro from The Amazing Spider-Man 2, It has been confirmed that Benedict Cumberbatch, playing Doctor Strange, will be joining the cast of Spider-Man 3. And of course, Tom Holland will be returning to play the MCU’s Spider-Man.
Alfred Molina To Return As Doctor Octopus In Spider-Man 3
With Molina joining the cast, this ties together all 3 iterations of the Spider-Man film franchise. It certainly seems this is all leading up to a Spider-Verse film. Will this be a proper send-off for Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man? Rumours continue to circulate that this is what he has been wanting and has been discussed in negotiations.
I for one was very happy to hear this news. Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 was my favourite film of the franchise and Alfred Molina’s performance as Doctor Octopus was brilliant. Believable, empathetic and driven, he really sold Doc Ock to me. And I was never really that big of a fan of the character. Only time will tell how much screen time he and all the other actors from the previous franchises get in Marvel and Sony’s Spider-Man 3. I hope we get to see Tom Holland mix it up with Alfred Molina. Will they be giving us a glimpse of the Sinister Six? One can hope.
What’s your reaction to this news? Are you excited for the return of Alfred Molina as Doctor Octopus in Spider-Man 3? How about the plethora of characters that will be in this film? Who do you think is next to be announced? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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