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Alfred Molina to Return as Doctor Octopus in "Spider-Man 3"

Wed 09 Dec 2020 | 12:37 PM
Yara Sameh

English-American actor Alfred Molina has joined the cast of the movie “Spider-Man”, starring Tom Holland.

Sources told The Hollywood Reporter that Molina is set to reprise his role as the villainous Otto Octavius also known as Doctor Octopus in the latest installment, which will be Holland’s third movie as the web-slinging superhero.

Molina starred for the first time in Sam Raimi's 2004 sequel "Spider-Man 2" as Octavius a brilliant scientist who becomes an eight-limbed villain who pushed Toby Maguire's Spider-Man to the limits.

The actor's involvement in the upcoming Spider-Man movie was first was rumored late November, when he was reported to have been spotted on set. Molina's participation ties together three generations of Spider-Man movies.

Marvel in film n°7 - 2004 - Alfred Molina as Dr Octopus - Spider-Man 2 by Sam Raimi

It will also feature Jamie Foxx returning as Electro, who starred in 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which starred Andrew Garfield as the web-slinging hero at that time.

Furthermore, Benedict Cumberbatch is set to reprise his role as Doctor Strange in the upcoming movie.

The movie is made by Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures and features Doctor Strange in the mentor role that was previously occupied by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), and by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson).

Doctor Strange to feature in 'Spider-Man 3' | The Express Tribune

Jon Watts, who directed both “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home”, is set to direct the third installment.

The movie will also feature most of the supporting cast from the previous installments, Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Tony Revolori, and Jacob Batalon.

Cumberbatch and Holland collaborated for the first time in 2018’s Marvel movie, “Avengers: Infinity War”.

The untitled spiderman movie is set to premiere on December 17, 2021.