Hollywood actor Alfred Molina has confirmed he will return to the “Spider-Man” franchise after 17 years. Molina will be seen in the upcoming “Spider-Man: No Way Home”, reprising his iconic role as Otto Octavius / Doctor Octopus.
“When we were shooting it, we were all ordered not to talk about it because it was supposed to be a really big secret. But, you know, it’s all over the internet. I have described myself as Hollywood’s worst kept secret! Molina told Variety.
Speaking about his role, he said: “It was wonderful. It was very interesting to come back after 17 years to play the same role, considering that in the years since I now have two chins, a monk, crow’s feet and a slightly sleazy lower back.
Molina played Otto Octavius in Sam Raimi’s 2004 global blockbuster “Spider-Man 2,” starring Tobey Maguire as a webbed superhero. In the film, Octavius becomes the evil Doctor Octopus, or Doc Oc, after a failed experiment that takes his wife’s life and spawns neurologically fused tentacles in her body.
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” follows “Spider-Man: Far From Home” (2019). The film is directed by Jon Watts and stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker and his superhero alter ego Spider-Man, alongside Zendaya as Parker MJ’s girlfriend, Marisa Tomei in the role of his Aunt May, Jamie Foxx as Electro and Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Strange. The film is scheduled for release on December 17 of this year.
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