Alfred Molina accidentally revealed his involvement in Spider-Man: No Way Home before the film had debuted in cinemas, confirming that he would reprise his role as Doc Ock for the first time since 2004. The 69-year-old British actor has revealed how Marvel and Sony executives took the news following a slip of the tongue. It’s fair to say the interview that led to the premature revelation was not received well. In a conversation with The Radio Times, Molina said the slip up was an accident.
“I was talking to a journalist who said, ‘So, you know, how’s the Spider-Man movie going?’ And I went, ‘Oh, great thanks’. Then literally the next day, Variety was like, ‘Alfred Molina reveals Doc Ock returns,'” Molina said. After the slip up, Molina revealed that he “got into such trouble. I was getting phone calls from Amy Pascal, Kevin Feige was on the red carpet somewhere and somebody asked him about some Marvel movie and apparently, he got a bit snippy and turned around and said, ‘Ask Alfred Molina.’”
Subsequently, when The Radio Times pitched the question to the actor if we could expect to see him return in a future Marvel film, he responded that he could “neither confirm nor deny. That’s the official line. I got into a bit of trouble over the last iteration because I happened to let the cat out of the bag quite innocently.”
Spider-Man: No Way Home picks up after the events of Spider-Man: Far From Home. With Peter’s identity revealed to the world, he seeks Doctor Strange’s help to use magic to make everyone forget.
After the spell goes awry, the multiverse unleashes villains such as Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe) and Electro (Jamie Foxx). To level the playing field – Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire’s versions of Spidey pop by to offer a hand.