Alfred Molina Talks Wether or Not Doc Ock Could Return
One of the many stars of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Alfred Molina recently discussed whether or not Doc Ock could make a return to the Marvel Universe.
There are few films that have reached the record-breaking heights achieved by the 2021 Sony and Marvel epic, Spider-Man: No Way Home.
The film brilliantly explored the very nature of Peter Parker, celebrating what has continually made him one of the greatest creations in comic book history.
Tom Holland and company truly choreographed a film that honored the heroism and self-sacrifice that has defined the character but did so while also celebrating 20 years of the character’s live-action adaptations.
What was a huge part of that celebration of 20 years was the presence of various Spider-Man villains that have been so vital to the character’s exploits
Spider-Man: No Way Home brought back five of those iconic villains, ranging from the Lizard and Electro who were major antagonists in the Marc Webb films, to Green Goblin and Doc Ock is known for the Sam Raimi era of films.
The latter was perhaps the most compelling of the bunch, with the character becoming one of the earliest cases of the story redeeming ga villain to fight for the preservation of good.
It is that redemption, however, that makes the character’s appearance in future films rather unlikely, but something that the star of the film himself commented on, as Alfred Molina talks about whether or not Doc Ock could return.
Speaking on the Household Faces Podcast, Molina was asked if the Marvel Universe has a future for his iconic character, to which the veteran actor expressed why he doesn’t believe so.
Molina stated, “What makes [No Way Home] interesting and different from the previous one is that here we see the full redemption, certainly of Doc Ock, which makes me think that maybe they may be putting him to bed.”
The actor continued, “because I don’t think you can be a good person with a moral compass who turns into a villain, and then comes back to being the decent person he was and the [back again]. I don’t think that would happen.”
Although it is sad to think that we’ve seen the last of Molina’s Octavious, it certainly makes sense that we have seen the redemption, and final appearance, of a character so iconic, and so vital to Spider-Man lore.