Alfred Molina To Return As Doctor Octopus In Tom Holland’s ‘Spider-Man 3’

The cast of Spider-Man 3 continues to grow.

Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus is back for Tom Holland’s Spider-Man 3.

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Alfred Molina is reprising his role as Doctor Octopus for Tom Holland’s third cinematic solo outing as Spider-Man, which is currently filming in Atlanta, Georgia. Geeks WorldWide was the first site to report Molina’s Spider-Man 3 involvement.

Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus was the main antagonist of 2004’s Spider-Man 2, which featured the Tobey Maguire version of Peter Parker under the direction of Sam Raimi. Molina joins a star-studded cast that also includes Jamie Foxx reprising his role as Electro from Andrew Garfield’s The Amazing Spider-Man series.

The yet-to-be titled Spider-Man 3 was originally slated to hit theaters in July 2021 before being delayed due to the ongoing pandemic. It’s currently scheduled for December 17, 2021.

Tom Holland’s Peter Parker was last seen in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Here’s the official synopsis for the movie:

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks is quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks. Spider-Man and Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) join forces to fight the havoc unleashed across the continent but all is not as it seems.

Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, Numan Acar, J.B. Smoove, Oli Hill, Remy Hii, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Cobie Smulders, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.

Spider-Man: Far From Home is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-Ray, and DVD. Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus and Tom Holland’s Spider-Man 3, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more content.

Source: THR

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.