Just last week, GWW reported that Alfred Molina had been spotted on the set of the untitled Spider-Man sequel which is currently filming in Atlanta. Today, we got what’s as close to confirmation from Marvel Studios that we’ll get as THR confirmed that Molina is on set to reprise his role as Doctor Otto Octavius, a role he first played in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 in 2004.
Molina’s return is another data point pointing towards the film looking more and more like a live-action iteration of the Spider-Verse in which the Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield films will somehow find themselves in a shared web with the current Tom Holland films. Plot details have been kept sealed up tightly, but rumors continue to swirl and we’ve seen and heard plenty to make us at Murphy’s Multiverse believe.
Spider-Man 3 is due to hit theaters on December 17th, 2021.