SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME Stills Show Doctor Ock In Pursuit Of Spidey; Jon Watts Teases "Spider-Man: Endgame"
Some new stills from Spider-Man: No Way Home have been released teasing the battle between Spidey and Doctor Octopus, while Jon Watts, Kevin Feige, and Tom Holland tease the epic scale of the threequel...
There's still a lot we don't know about Spider-Man: No Way Home, but according to director Jon Watts, the scale of the threequel will be bigger than anything we've seen from the wall-crawler before now. "We’re definitely trying to be ambitious," the filmmaker teases. "It’s ‘Spider-Man: Endgame.'"
Tom Holland, meanwhile, echoes though comments. "When I was first pitched the idea, I was like, ‘Wow, that would be awesome if we could pull it off,'" the actor says. "But there’s just no way it’s going to work. You’re just not going to be able to get everyone to do what they need to do. It’s just not going to happen.’ But it did happen. And it’s crazy." Part of that craziness will involve the return of some classic villains, including Alfred Molina's Doctor Octopus.
For Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, there was no one else who could play the villain.
"I remember having discussions with Amy Pascal years ago," Feige recalls. "Do we want to revisit villains we’ve seen before?’ No, let’s do Vulture, and Mysterio, and characters we haven’t brought to the screen before. But I remember thinking, ‘How would you even do Doc Ock again?’, because Alfred Molina is perfect casting. If you ever brought him back, it would have to be him somehow."
With these comments comes two new stills from Spider-Man: No Way Home. In those, we see Doc Ock pursuing the Iron Spider and a battered Peter Parker facing an unknown threat. Doc Ock looks like a fully CG creation in that shot, and it appears to be a trailer screenshot rather than an actual still. Could another sneak peek be coming?
Spider-Man: No Way Home is set to be released exclusively in theaters on December 17.