Doc Ock actor Alfred Molina has revealed which moment in Spider-Man: No Way Home had him tearing up.
Spider-Man: No Way Home broke new ground in superhero cinema, with villains and Spider-Men from all three cinematic Spider-Man franchises coming together in a multiversal epic. Alfred Molina had last been seen in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2, where he appeared as Otto Octavius opposite Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man. No Way Home saw him make his MCU debut, pulled across universes by Doctor Strange’s spell gone wrong. The film pitted Molina’s Doc Ock and other villains, including Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin and Jamie Foxx’s Electro, against the combined forces of Tom Holland’s, Andrew Garfield’s and Tobey Maguire’s iterations of Spider-Man.
In a recent interview on the podcast Household Faces, Alfred Molina talked about his return to the role of Doc Ock in the MCU and some of the scenes that resonated the most with him. Molina touched on both a moment between two of the film’s Spider-Men and a moment he got to share with Tobey Maguire, 17 years since they last appeared together as Otto Octavius and Peter Parker. Talking about the scene in which Andrew Garfield’s Peter helps Maguire’s crack his back, Molina said:
“Yeah it was brilliant… I’d love to know, I don’t know Tobey or Andrew well enough to kind of just phone them up and ask, but I’d love to know just how much of that was improvised… When I saw the movie, the audience just lapped it up, it was just perfect. It was a perfect little moment.”
Molina went on to talk about a scene he found made him “a little emotional,” admitting to getting “very teary.” The scene in question was his reunion with Tobey Maguire’s Peter in the midst of battle. While brief, the moment was a touching point of reconnection between the iconic pairing. Molina revealed:
“I got a little emotional, actually. There was one scene where I suddenly meet Tobey, and he kinda goes ‘How are you, Doctor?’ And I go, ‘Oh my god, it’s good to see you.’ I got very teary in that scene. I kinda went, ‘Oh shit, this is a moment.’ And it was delightful. And it was, of course, delightful to see Tobey again. We did have a giggle on set about… I think I said something like, ’I’m terrified that I might be a bit too old for this.’”
Alfred Molina probably wasn’t the only one tearing up, with the Spider-Man 2 reunion proving poignant to many fans of the original film.
Here is the official synopsis for Spider-Man: No Way Home:
For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero’s identity is revealed, bringing his Super Hero responsibilities into conflict with his normal life and putting those he cares about most at risk. When he enlists Doctor Strange’s help to restore his secret, the spell tears a hole in their world, releasing the most powerful villains who’ve ever fought a Spider-Man in any universe. Now, Peter will have to overcome his greatest challenge yet, which will not only forever alter his own future but the future of the Multiverse.
Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, No Way Home stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau, Jamie Foxx, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, Benedict Wong, Tony Revolori, Marisa Tomei, Andrew Garfield, and Tobey Maguire.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is now available on Digital HD, and will be available to own on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD on April 12. Be sure to continue following us for all the latest news in the Tom Holland franchise, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!
Source: Household Faces