Moving To New Domain. Click( MovieTube )

Spider-Man Fans Can’t Wait for Alfred Molina’s Return as Doctor Octopus in the MCU

Posted 2020/12/09 9 0

Fans have been reacting to the news that Alfred Molina will reprise the role of Doctor Octopus in the upcoming Spider-Man 3 and let’s just say, they’re very happy about it. Rumors of Molina’s return have been circulating for some time, and according to multiple reports Doc Ock will indeed be back to torment our friendly neighborhood wallcrawler. For a lot of fans, this is the greatest news to happen to anyone ever.

Alfred Molina first played the role of scientist Otto Octavius who, through a tragic accident in his laboratory, becomes the supervillain Doctor Octopus way back in 2004’s seminal comic book sequel Spider-Man 2. While some fans resort to screaming their excitement towards the sky, others quite rightly feel that is the universe making up for what has been a not-so-brilliant year.

RELATED: Are Spider-Man 3 Casting Rumors Hinting at Marvel’s Secret Wars?

Of course, Molina’s Doctor Octopus is not the only Spidey villain due to return in the MCU’s Spider-Man sequel, with Jamie Foxx’s Electro also reportedly locked in to make an appearance. Understandably, this has led many to believe that Spider-Man 3 will revolve around the multiverse.

Multiple villains being brought in from different Spider-Man outings have in turn led to even more rumors and rampant speculation that previous Peter Parkers Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield will also be added to proceedings, and thus birth the Spider-Verse in live action.

These rumors beget more rumors, with fans left wondering when the return of Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin will be announced.

Now, while the excitement over such a stacked cast is palpable, there are those who have entered the debate to slowly drip cold water onto the idea, believing that all these roles will be mere cameos within a wider story.

Following a series of delays due to the ongoing global situation, production on Spider-Man 3 is now well underway. While specific plot details remain under wraps, it was recently revealed that Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange will join Spidey on his latest adventure, with the character set to take on the mentor role previously held by Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man. While that may not be too surprising an addition, the Doctor Strange sequel is set to follow the Master of the Mystic Arts as he tackles the multiverse, opening up the possibility that Spider-Man 3 will be a continuation of this theme and ultimately lead to all kinds of comic book craziness.

Should the theories concerning the multiverse prove to be false, it’s anyone’s guess how the likes of Molina’s Doc Ock and Foxx’s Electro will be introduced. Considering that both characters were killed off in their respective franchises, even bringing them back via alternate universes still proves a little bit of a problem.

Unfortunately, it will be some time before we see how all the pieces fit together. Originally, Spider-Man 3 was set for a release date of July 16, 2021, as part of the much-anticipated Phase 4 of the MCU. Due to the ongoing global circumstances, the entire Phase has now been dramatically reshuffled with Spider-Man 3 now scheduled to swing into UK and US cinemas on December 17, 2021. The news of Alfred Molina’s return was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

Jon Fuge at Movieweb

Source link