- Alfred Molina revealed back in December that he’s returning to the Doc Ock role.
- Kevin Feige sounded none too pleased about Molina’s quotes in a recent interview.
- More MCU news here.
Despite the fact that it was already one of the worst-kept secrets in Hollywood, Alfred Molina’s full-blown admission that he was returning as Otto Octavius / Doc Ock in December’s highly-anticipated Spider-Man: No Way Home was stunning nonetheless, especially considering Marvel Studios’ history of extreme, and often warranted, secrecy.
It should come as no surprise, then, that Marvel Studios President and mastermind producer Kevin Feige sounded none too thrilled with the veteran actor during a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight at the premiere of Black Widow.
As for newer additions potentially joining the MCU in the near future, Feige kept tight-lipped beyond his praise for the Black Widow cast.
“Everything we make is hopefully with the intention of exceeding expectations and fulfilling surprises,” he noted. “Not every rumor you read about online is true, not by a long shot, but not everyone is false either. So that’s the fun. We’ll see what happens with upcoming gatherings and fan events where we can release more news. I hope sometime in the near future.”
So, could we be seeing Louis-Dreyfus’ Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine again sometime soon? “You should ask Alfred Molina,” Feige shrugged, with a smirk. [via Entertainment Tonight]
Now, while Feige certainly didn’t drag Molina through the mud, he did name-check the 68-year-old former Spider-Man 2 star out of the clear-blue-sky a whopping seven-plus months after Molina first spilled the beans about Doc Ock’s stunning return back in December.
Kevin Feige looks genuinely disappointed that Alfred Molina talked about No Way Home details pic.twitter.com/wxC4MYhabg
— Matthew R. has No Way Home™ (@ItsJustMatthewR) July 2, 2021
Spider-Man: No Way Home — the fourth film in the MCU’s Phase Four following the release of Black Widow (July 9), Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (September 3), and Eternals (November 5) — stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Zendaya as MJ, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Jamie Foxx as Electro, Marisa Tomei as May Parker, and, of course, Alfred Molina as Doctor Octopus will hit theaters in the United States on Friday, December 17.
That massive list of names could still grow, as rumors indicate that both Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Mans will appear, in addition to Willem Dafoe’s iconic Norman Osborne / Green Goblin.