Actor Doc Ock had trouble spoiling his return to Spider-Man NWH
Doc Ock actor Alfred Molina can neither confirm nor deny his second return to the MCU, as the actor had trouble revealing his return to Spider-Man: No Way Home. First appears in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2, Molina played Otto Octavius, the complicated villain of that installment. In the led by Tom-Holland Spider-Man: No Way HomeMolina reprized his role and even fought alongside Peter Parkers One, Two and Three, helping them heal Max Dillon.
In conversation with Radio TimesAlfred Molina was asked if he would be returning as Otto “Doc Ock” Octavius, and the actor not only said he couldn’t confirm or deny it, but said he had a little trouble accidentally revealing his Spider-Man: No Way Home come back. Before the film’s premiere, while talking to a reporter, Molina accidentally answered in the affirmative when he was secretly asked about his return. He paid the price in the form of phone calls from Amy Pascal and an angry Kevin Feige. See what the actor had to say about the incident below:
“I happened to be talking to a reporter who said, ‘So, you know, how’s the Spider-Man movie going?’ And I said, “Oh, thank you very much.” Then literally the next day, Variety said, “Alfred Molina reveals Doc Ock is back”… And I got into those issues. They were getting phone calls from Amy Pascal, Kevin Feige. he was on a red carpet somewhere and someone asked him about some Marvel movie and apparently he got a little cheeky and turned around and said, “Ask Alfred Molina”… So that I got some hot water. So this is the official one. line: I can neither confirm nor deny.”
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Molina shouldn’t feel too bad about the accidental leak, as the MCU has an extensive history of its actors spoiling the franchise’s films. Tom Holland and Mark Ruffalo are infamously known in this area, but other MCU players have let spoilers roll off their tongues. And navigating the landscape without doing so is difficult.
Holland himself has been the victim of letting the cat out of the bag on seven separate occasions: most notably when he spoiled Peter Parker’s death at the end of Avengers: Infinity War in a theater full of people who hadn’t seen it yet. One of Ruffalo’s best spoilers, right next to him, live streaming the first twenty minutes of Thor: Ragnarok comes at the same time as Holland’s as it was for the same film: in an interview, he said that practically everyone would die in infinite war. However, after messing up LokiOwen Wilson’s incident might be the most chilling, as he received a text that read: “Strike One.”
Could Doc Ock be back?
The speculation will continue regardless of how Molina confirms or denies his return to the MCU. And the possibility that it will return is not too improbable. Doc Ock played an important role No Way Man, as he played a key role in helping the three Peter Parkers and lived. The franchise could see him come back to help out again, as his mental prowess and any of the Peter Parkers, especially Tobey Maguire’s, is great chemistry to watch on screen. The MCU could also bring back his redemption and make him the leader of the long-awaited Sinister Six.
Speculation aside, it’s become part of the charm of the MCU to have spoiler-happy actors. However, it seems that Disney is taking strict precautions when it comes to spoilers, going so far as to train actors to be able to promote their films without dropping them. But whether or not Molina ruins his potential return to the franchise, a return would be a move anticipated and welcomed by the MCU’s large fanbase and No Way Man ventilators
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Source: Radio Times