Willem Dafoe tried his hand at playing Doc Ock on the set of Spider-Man 2.
Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man pit the wall-crawler against his greatest nemesis, the Green Goblin, and Willem Dafoe was the actor tasked with bringing the iconic villain to life on screen. For the sequel, Sam Raimi enlisted Alfred Molina to portray another one of the web slinger’s most memorable foes, Doc Ock.
However, it appears Willem Dafoe paid a visit to the set of Spider-Man 2 to help give Alfred Molina a sense of how to portray a comic book villain. In a Spider-Man 2 set video that has surfaced online, Sam Raimi can be seen pointing Alfred Molina to Willem Dafoe and saying, “this is what they want.” The camera then pans over to see Willem Dafoe wearing the famous Doc Ock tentacles and playing out a scene where the character demonstrates his fusion reactor.
You can watch Willem Dafoe play Doc Ock in the video below.
this video of willem dafoe on the set of spider-man 2 makes me believe that he should have doc ock tentacles in more movies pic.twitter.com/sNxddt9EoR
— nick usen (@nickusen) April 15, 2020
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Here is the official synopsis for Spider-Man 2:
Tobey Maguire returns as the mild-mannered Peter Parker, who is juggling the delicate balance of his dual life as college student and a superhuman crime fighter. Peter’s life becomes even more complicated when he confronts a new nemesis, the brilliant Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina) who has been reincarnated as the maniacal and multi-tentacled “Doc Ock.” When Doc Ock kidnaps MJ (Kirsten Dunst), Spider-Man must swing back into action as the adventure reaches new heights of unprecedented excitement.
Directed by Sam Raimi from a script written by Alvin Sargent, Spider-Man 2 stars Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Alfred Molina, Rosemary Harris, Donna Murphy, and J. K. Simmons. Willem Dafoe briefly reprised his role as Norman Osborne.
Spider-Man 2 is now available on Digital HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.