A new Spider-Man: No Way Home video gives an extended look at the Doc Ock fight scene on the bridge. Spider-Man: No Way Home stars Tom Holland as Spider-Man/Peter Parker in the third chapter of the Homecoming trilogy. Joining Holland are co-stars Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, and Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange. Additional cast members, culled from Sony's previous Spider-Man films include Alfred Molina, Willem Dafoe, and Jamie Foxx, as well as J.K. Simmons returning as J.Jonah Jameson of The Daily Bugle.
Molina plays Dr. Otto Octavius, a.k.a. Doc Ock, a brilliant scientist-turned-supervillain who initially appeared in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 2 with Tobey Maguire. In that film, Molina's Doc Ock has created the tentacled arms as a means to handling dangerous material, which he uses to make a fusion reactor machine. The experiment goes horribly wrong during a public demonstration, killing Doc Ock's wife and fusing the AI-controlled tentacles to his body. In an attempt to complete his experiment, Doc Ock becomes a villain, doing whatever he can in order to see his work through. By the end of Spider-Man 2, Doc Ock is convinced to do the right thing and stop his experiment before it destroys millions of lives, sacrificing himself in the process.
In a new extended clip from Spider-Man: No Way Home (via CBR), Molina's Doc Ock is back and very much alive, and still on the same mission as he was in Spider-Man 2. Taking place on a busy bridge, Doc Ock confronts Holland's Spider-Man, asking him, "What have you done with my machine?" which is a direct reference to his fusion reactor from Spider-Man 2. Holland's Spider-Man is confused, as he obviously has no idea about the events that transpired in that multiverse, and the battle ensues, wrecking vehicular carnage at every turn, with Spider-Man dodging cars, while attempting to save lives. Take a look at the clip below:
Molina is a seasoned actor who has appeared in a multitude of films throughout his career. One of his most memorable first appearances was in the opening of Raiders of the Lost Ark as a guide who betrays Indiana Jones. From there, Molina has had a prolific run, popping up in a number of memorable roles, including Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights, The DaVinci Code, Show Me A Hero, Angie Tribeca, etc. He's also done a significant amount of voice work, voicing characters in everything from Rick and Morty to Solar Opposites to Family Guy to Frozen II and beyond.
How the returning villains will interact in the Marvel 616 universe will be a unique revelation for Spider-Man: No Way Home. With the characters bringing their goals and sensibilities from their prior film iterations to the new one, it will be interesting to see how they assimilate to life fighting in a new universe against a new Spider-Man. What it all means for the future of the MCU is up in the air, but the possibilities seem endless in terms of how these villains could continue to be explored with their "new life" inside the multiverse. The answers will be revealed when Spider-Man: No Way Homeswings into theaters on December 17.
- Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)Release date: Dec 17, 2021
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)Release date: May 06, 2022
- Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)Release date: Jul 08, 2022
- Black Panther: Wakanda Forever/Black Panther 2 (2022)Release date: Nov 11, 2022
- The Marvels/Captain Marvel 2 (2023)Release date: Feb 17, 2023
- Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023)Release date: Jul 28, 2023
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023)Release date: May 05, 2023