As Sony prepares to bring its Spider-Man bad guys together for 2016’s supervillain ensemble The Sinister Six, Collider caught up with Spider-Man 2 star Alfred Molina, who portrayed Dr. Otto Octavius in the Sam Raimi-helmed Spidey sequel, with the British actor expressing his interest in returning to the role of Doc Ock in the rebooted universe.
“That was the most fun I think I’ve ever had on a movie of that kind, you know, those big, big sort of features where you spend like six months hanging off a wire, you know, and that stuff. But it was the first movie of that kind that I’ve ever been involved in. I had a wonderful time. I loved it. I mean, I’d go back and do it again in a heartbeat… Maybe they’ll come after me for Doc Ock… how about Doc Ock’s evil twin?”
Despite Molina being open to another outing, it would seem highly unlikely that Sony would return to Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy in terms of casting for the rebooted Spidey universe, although The Amazing Spider-Man 2’s Blu-ray bonus feature on The Sinister Six does feature shots of his Octavius from Spider-Man 2…
Would you like to see Alfred Molina back as Doctor Octopus, and if not, who should they cast as the character in The Sinister Six?