Tom Holland’s web-slinger will have to fight multiple villains in his upcoming Spider-Man sequel as Alfred Molina has signed on to be Doc Ock again.
The realization of a live action “Spider-Verse” film gets realer and realer by the moment. It has been announced that Alfred Molina who portrayed the evil Doctor Octopus in Tobey Maguire “Spider-Man” sequel, is reprising his role for the third installment of the Tom Holland-led superhero adventure.
THR confirms the initial reports by GWW, who first reported on the possibility of the villain returning.
SPIDER-MAN 2 directed by Sam Raimi was originally said to be one of the best SPIDER-MAN films until the arrival of SPIDER-MAN INTO THE SPIDERVERSE (in this writers personal opinion), and Alfred Molina’s portrayal of Dr. Otto Octavius, a brilliant scientist who after a freak accident involving fusion energy causes his mechanical AI tentacles to become fused to his spine and caused him to turn to evil, played a major part in that both critical and fan success.
This news added to that of Jamie Foxx reprising his THE AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2 role of electro has amped fans up about the “spider-verse”. The theory of the Multiverse within Tom Hollands, SPIDER-MAN world was introduced by Jake Gyllehaal’s Mysterio in SPIDER-MAN FAR FROM HOME. Sony Pictures also have set in motion plans for numerous other live action Spider-Man character based projects, such as Silk, Jackpot, Madame Webb and the upcoming VENOM LET THERE BE CARNAGE starring Tom Hardy and Woody Harrelson.
There has been no official word yet on if, Tobey Maguire or Andrew Garfield are signed on to join the upcoming Tom Holland sequel but we know that filming has begun and if there are any on-set sightings or official confirmations you will be able to find them all here.
The Spider-Man sequel is set to hit theaters in 2021 from Sony Pictures in a partnership with Marvel Studios.