In the upcoming Spider-Man 3, Alfred Molina 67-year-old British-born actor is set to make his return as Doctor Octopus. It was announced on Tuesday he will return as the same villainous inventor as we have seen in the appearance of Otto Octavius in 2004’s Spider-Man 2.
The news makes the Spider-Man fans more excited as Molina has become synonymous with the role. The rumors of Molina’s involvement in this movie first took place when a Marvel-related source revealed to GGW that Molina had been filming and doing stunt choreography on the set of Spider-Man 3.
But it is not clear that Molina’s look and costume will be the same as his last appearance. The source could not confirm his metal-arms in the upcoming movie will be the same as we have seen in the 2004 film.
In an interview with Collider in 2014, Molina frankly expressed his interest to return as ‘Doc Oc’. He said, “That was the most fun I think I’ve ever had on a movie of that kind. Those big, big sort of features where you spend like six months hanging off a wire, you know. It was the first movie of that kind that I’d ever been involved in. I had a wonderful time.” He spontaneously added, “loved it,’ while adding, ‘I’d go back and do it again in a heartbeat.”
Molina also fuels some rumor regarding the return of other major players in the new generation of the Spider-Man movie series. In this series, Holland is starring as Peter Parker and Zendaya as Michelle. Jamie Foxx also caused a frenzy in October is set to return as Electro from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 by claiming three different Spider-Men could appear. He later deleted his Instagram post.
Also, the idea of meshing of multiple ‘Spiderverses’ could be a reality in which Maguire and Andrew Garfield would appear. But both Marvel and Sony didn’t comment on this matter till now. On 3rd December Zendaya responded to Jimmy Kimmel regarding this idea that she could “neither confirm or deny.”
Last week Sony put out a video titled ‘The 3 Spider-Man Together,’ in which it was mentioned that “In Spider-Man 3 you will quite possibly see everyone – yes – the three Peter Parkers saving the world together.” Sony’s recent removal of this video has additionally fueled the rumor.