Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus to join Tom Holland in ‘Spider-Man 3’; Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield expected to return
Alfred Molina will once again be donning his metal tentacles as he reprises his role as Doctor Octopus for the upcoming “Spider-Man 3” film starring Tom Holland.
Molina’s involvement in the film confirms that the three beloved Spider-Man universes, namely Tobey Maguire’s, Andrew Garfield’s and the current Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), will finally collide, as per The Hollywood Reporter yesterday, Dec. 8.
Back in October, it was confirmed that Jamie Foxx will reprise his role as the villain Electro – from Garfield’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” – for the MCU’s “Spider-Man 3.”
With the addition of the two villains from different “Spider-Man” universes to Holland’s film, people have been speculating the return of Maguire’s classic Peter Parker, as well as the return of Garfield’s.
Following the announcement of Doc Ock’s return, entertainment website Collider has claimed that the two past Peter Parkers will indeed be joining Holland, according to their report also yesterday.
Collider also claimed that Kirsten Dunst will reprise her role as the original Mary Jane “MJ” Watson from the Sam Raimi “Spider-Man” trilogy (Maguire).
Holland has been donning the MCU’s Spidey suit since the 2016 film “Captain America: Civil War.” He has since appeared in “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame,” as well as star in two solo “Spider-Man” films, namely “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home.”
Maguire played the said superhero in director Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man” trilogy from 2002 to 2007, while Garfield took on the role starting 2012 to 2014 in two “The Amazing Spider-Man” films directed by Marc Webb.
Benedict Cumberbatch‘s Doctor Strange, the MCU’s Sorcerer Supreme, will also be joining Holland in the upcoming film, which will most likely pave the way for the crossing of the multiverse.
The third installment of the “Spider-Man” franchise with Holland is expected to hit theaters in December 2021. Ian Biong/JB
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