The upcoming Marvel film, Spider-Man 3, is turning out to hold some shocking surprises. First we heard the rumors that there will in fact be three Spider-Men in Tom Holland’s third Spider-Man film, including Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield as their renditions of Spider-Man. Then, it was revealed that Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange, and Jamie Foxx’s Electro will also make an appearance. If you thought the good news was piling on, wait till you hear the next bit of super-hero-ific news: Doc Ock, played by Alfred Molina in Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man 2, is returning in Tom Holland’s Spider-Man 3!
Doctor Octopus, or Doctor Otto Octavius, the villain with six arms (four of which are metallic tentacles forged by the scientist himself), is again donning the large screen in yet another Spider-Man feature.
Alfred Molina is putting the metal arms back on to reprise his role as the villainous Doctor Octopus, states The Hollywood Reporter.
Molina turned in a fan-favorite performance in Sam Raimi’s 2004 sequel Spider-Man 2 as Otto Octavius, a brilliant scientist turned eight-limbed villain who pushed Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man to the limits. Molina’s involvement in the upcoming Spider-Man movie was first rumored late last month, when GWW reported the actor had been spotted on set.
Could this appearance have anything to do with the possible reemergence of Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man in this third film? Could all of these beloved characters be brought to the timeline of this film through the efforts of Doctor Strange and his prowess with portals? Only time will tell, yet one thing is for certain:
We can’t wait for the release of Spider-Man 3, and our chance to see these heroes and villains again, working in tandem and against one another. Here could be, potentially, another Avengers-level Marvel masterpiece in the making!
What are your thoughts and theories? Let us know in the comments!