Alfred Molina, who will reprise his role as Otto Octavius in Spider-Man: No Way Home, has revealed how Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man will be introduced in the new Spidey movie. Speaking to Variety on how Marvel and Sony are planning on bringing his character after he sacrificed himself in ‘Spider-Man 2’ (2004), Molina said Jon Watt told him, “In this universe, no one really dies.” Watts could be speaking about how it’s possible to bring back a character using time travel or introducing a new one from a different universe.
However, the actor didn’t stop there, he revealed that Watts, Spider-Man: No Way Home director, told that the film will pick up directly after Doctor Octopus’ sacrifice in ‘Spider-Man 2’. This could mean that we get to see Maguire’s sooner than expected in the movie.
Molina also hinted that Marvel Studios could use CGI to de-age his character in the movie. He pointed out how Marvel Studios used CGI to de-age Robert Downey Jr. to look as he did in 1991; and in 2019’s “Captain Marvel,” and a de-aged Samuel L. Jackson played a younger version of his character, Nick Fury.
Alfred Molina returning as Doctor Octopus, a role he will be reprising from Maguire’s Spider-man 2, and Jamie Foxx reprising his Electro role from Andrew Garfield’s The Amazing Spider-Man. The film will likely introduce the Maguire and Garfield as Spider-Men from an alternative reality.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is directed by Jon Watts and written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers. It will stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker / Spider-Man, alongside Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, Jamie Foxx, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Alfred Molina. The superhero film Home is scheduled to be released in the United States on December 17, 2021, as part of Phase Four of the MCU. A fourth Spider-Man film is in development.