Alfred Molina Is Spider-Man's Next Movie Nemesis
Posted Wednesday, February 19, 2003 at 8:47 PM Central
by Tim Briscoe
Molina, whose recent credits include Frida and Chocolat, will appear as the villainous Otto Octavius. From his comic book origin, scientist Octavius developed a body harness with four titanium tentacles which he used to perform experiments from a safe distance. After a radioactive explosion, the tentacles were permanently bonded to his body and caused the man to go mad, resulting in his new identity as Doctor Octopus.
Columbia Pictures is currently referring to the character by his awful nickname 'Doc Ock'. Hopefully this won't be the official identity director Sam Raimi gives him in the film.
Spider-Man 2 is set to begin principal photography in April and is scheduled for a May 7, 2004 theatrical release.