Alfred Molina recently shared new details about his return as Doctor Octopus in Tom Holland’s Spider-Man: No Way Home.
When it was reported that Jaime Foxx and Alfred Molina would be back as Electro and Doctor Octopus, that opened the flood gates for what fans are now expecting from Tom Holland’s Spider-Man: No Way Home. No official word yet on whether Tobey Maguire or Andrew Garfield will return, but it feels like the worst kept secret at this point.
In a recent interview with Variety, Alfred Malina discussed his return as Doctor Octopus for the first time and what it was like coming back as the Spider-Man villain 17 years later:
“When we were shooting it, we were all under orders not to talk about it, because it was supposed to be some great big secret. But, you know, it’s all over the internet. I actually described myself as the worst kept secret in Hollywood! It was wonderful. It was very interesting going back after 17 years to play the same role, given that in the intervening years, I now have two chins, a wattle, crow’s feet and a slightly a slightly dodgy lower back.”
Later in the interview, Alfred Molina recalled his early conversations with director Jon Watts and revealed No Way Home will pick up Doctor Octopus’ story following his “death” in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2. Molina teased he will be de-aged in the Marvel Studios film as well.
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Tom Holland’s Peter Parker was last seen in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Here is 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, the film 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.
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