Los Angeles, April 17, 2021, Hollywood actor Alfred Molina is all set to return to the upcoming Spider-Man movie after 17-years. The actor confirmed that he will be seen in "Spider-Man: No Way Home", reprising his iconic character of Otto Octavius/Doctor Octopus.
"When we were shooting it, we were all under orders not to talk about it, because it was supposed to be some great big secret. But, you know, it's all over the internet. I actually described myself as the worst kept secret in Hollywood!" Molina told Variety.
"It was wonderful (about his role). It was very interesting going back after 17 years to play the same role, given that in the intervening years, I now have two chins, a wattle, crow's feet, and a slightly dodgy lower back", he added.
Molina played Otto Octavius in Sam Raimi's 2004 global blockbuster "Spider-Man 2", starring Tobey Maguire as the Spider-Man. In the film, Octavius becomes the diabolical Doctor Octopus, or Doc Oc, after a failed experiment that takes his wife's life and spawns neurologically fused tentacles in his body.
The upcoming movie in the Spider-Man franchise, titled "Spider-Man: No Way Home" is the sequel to "Spider-Man: Far From Home" (2019) and the 27th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). It is directed by Jon Watts.
The movie stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker and his superhero alter ego Spider-Man, alongside Zendaya as Parker's girlfriend MJ, Jamie Foxx as Electro, and Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Strange. The film is slated to release on December 17 this year.