Alfred Molina made his glorious return as the Spider-Man 2 villain Doc Ock last year in Spider-Man: No Way Home. While his comeback was only intended as a one-off, there are some fans who are wondering if there is a likelihood that he'll reprise the role again in another project. After all, we are currently in The Multiverse Saga where there the doors become open for the possibility.
However, in a recent interview with Vanity Fair, when asked about the possibility of returning to the role of Doc Ock in future Marvel projects, Molina played coy with his response and didn't give out any definitive answer about his potential return. "I can neither confirm nor deny," he said.
The actor went on to share his career bucket list at this point in his life where he said that he will be happy if his current series will run for more seasons as well as expressed interest in doing other projects at the same time.
"My wife tells me that every time I finish a job I come home and at some point say, "That's it, nothing's going to top this, I'm retiring." But, of course, the truth is, actors never retire, they simply become less available," Molina added. "For now, if Three Pines runs for a few seasons, nothing would make me happier. And in terms of other things, I'll always pick up the phone."
Molina's ambiguous response in terms of his potential MCU return was in lieu of his recent story where he revealed that he was reprimanded by Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige for unveiling his involvement in Spider-Man: No Way Home months prior to the release of the film.
Obviously, a lot of fans would definitely love to see him again in future Spider-Man projects since he is beloved in the role and it would be interesting to see them explore the lives of the villains in the aftermath of the events in No Way Home. However, for now, it looks like that possibility is far from reality.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is available to watch on home video and VOD platforms.