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Fans Ecstatic after Alfred Molina's Doctor Octopus Appears in 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' Trailer

Camila Santiago
Aug 29, 2021
07:15 A.M.
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The ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ trailer is out, and fans went crazy when it revealed the possible return of a villain they thought was dead.

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It turns out he’s not. Doctor Octopus is more alive than ever if the trailer is anything to go by. Alfred Molina, who plays Doctor Octopus on Spider-Man 2, is reportedly part of the cast of “Spider-Man: No Way Home” as the iconic tentacled villain.

Molina asked Jon Watts, the movie’s director, how that could happen. Because, as Molina pointed out, Doc Ock died. The answer, according to Molina, was “in the Universe, no one really dies.”

Alfred Molina as Dr. Octopus in the upcoming movie "Spider-Man: No Way Home" | Source: youtube.com/marvel

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“No Way Home” explores the concept of a multiverse; a first for the MCU. Peter Parker resorts to Stephen Strange for a spell to undo what happened at the end of the last Spider-Man sequel, where his identity was revealed.

But the spell goes awry, and it opens the door for alternative dimensions. Perhaps, that's where Doctor Octopus comes from. And from the hints in the trailer, he came with friends.

Alfred Molina during "Spider-Man 2" Los Angeles Premiere. | Source: Getty Images

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At the end of the trailer, Doctor Octopus appears, saying, “Hello, Peter.” That alone sent fans into a frenzy, and tons of theories started to pop up, even though it was already all over the internet Doctor Octopus' comeback.

As the multiverse opens the door for many possibilities, fans are now pointing that the character's return could be an announcement of Tobey Maguire’s incarnation.

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Their theory seems to be plausible. One fan said that Doc Ock couldn’t recognize Tom Holland’s, Peter Parker. The pair were last seen on screen together in Sam Raimi’s 2004 sequel Spider-Man 2. The user @superintoitpod tweeted:

“What do you think about this moment? We think this is Marvel giving us a misdirect. This “Hello, Peter” isn’t meant for Tom Holland’s Peter Parker. Because how would Tobey Maguire’s Doc Ock recognize him?”

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In just 24 hours, the "Spider-Man: No Way Home," broke records for the most global view in the first 24 hours! According to Variety, the latest Spider-Man trailer scattered the "Avengers: Endgame."

The article also confirmed that the trailer was the most mentioned on social media in any movie also in the first 24 hours. Not too shabby, isn't it?

The trailer made fans also believe that Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin could be returning, too, as the character’s laugh can be heard at the end of the trailer.

We will have to wait until the movie premiers this Christmas to figure it all out. In the meantime, we can have fun trying to find the missing piece of the spidey puzzle.

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