just gave Spidey fans something to look forward to when the latest installment in Sony
’s Marvel franchise, “Spider-Man: No Way Home
,” hits theaters on December 17. In a new interview with Variety, the actor confirmed, after much fan speculation, that he’s returning to the series to reprise the role of Otto Octavius, a.k.a. Doc Ock
, that he originated in 2004’s “Spider-Man 2
,” directed by Sam Raimi
. But, there’s a catch: This time, in Jon Watts’ film, the actor will be de-aged.
“It was very interesting going back after 17 years to play the same role, given that in the intervening years, I now have two chins, a wattle, crow’s feet and a slightly dodgy lower back,” Molina said, explaining why he asked director Jon Watts
how he could possibly return as Doc Ock now that the actor is 67.
“He just looked at me, and said,