“Spider-Man: No Way Home”: MCU star talks about shooting with Willem Dafoe and Alfred Molina

Tom Holland recently revealed what it was like to meet Willem Dafoe and Alfred Molina and let us know who his favorite opponent is.

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The latest trailer for “Spider-Man: No Way Home” leaves no doubt that there will actually be a return to five classic Spider-Man opponents in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU): The Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe), Doc Ock (Alfred Molina), Electro (Jamie Foxx), Sandman and Lizard will meet Tom Holland’s friendly spider from the neighborhood after their respective encounters with the Spidey incarnations of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.

When it was announced that Jamie Foxx would return as Electro, fans were overjoyed. After all, Foxx played the villain in “The Amazing Spider-Man: Rise of Electro,” in which Andrew Garfield was the spider. This immediately spurred the theories about the multiverse. Rumors of the return of other former villains like Doc Ock, Green Goblin, Lizard and Sandman quickly followed. And where there are bad guys, superheroes can’t be far.

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In contrast to the opponents, the appearance of Maguire and Garfield has not yet been officially confirmed, even if there are now countless hints such as obviously retouched parts in the current trailer. In return, those involved are now allowed to speak openly about Doc Ock and Co. And that is exactly what Holland did. At the fan event at Regal Sherman Oaks (via Screen Rant), the 25-year-old shared how he met Willem Dafoe on the set. Dafoe played the Green Goblin in Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man”:

“There is actually a funny story about my first meeting with Willem [Dafoe]because it was obviously a big secret about the bad guys in the movie at the time, so they were just walking around the set in disguise. And of course, these guys are really excited to come back and bring these characters back to life. But you came on set a week before filming started to see how it all went, Jon [Watts] to meet (director of the film, editor’s note), to meet me, to hang out and have a good time. And I almost ran into this guy in disguise and then said, ‘Hey, watch out, buddy.’ And he took off his hood and I was almost scared. I was like, ‘Oh, shit, the goblin is here!’ But he was really friendly and wonderful and it was a pleasure to work with him. “

And that the atmosphere on the set must have been great, you can already see from the new trailer for “Spider-Man: No Way Home”, which you can watch again here.

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Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock is Tom Holland’s favorite opponent in “Spider-Man: No Way Home”

With all of Spider-Man’s iconic opponents, it is certainly difficult to pick a personal favorite. Not so for Tom Holland. He already has his favorite; and for a very special reason (via collider):

“I think my favorite is Alfred Molina. Working with him on this movie was so fun because he was overwhelmed with all the technological advances in filmmaking, you know. Back then the tentacles he had were controlled by four different people. And today, of course, we don’t do that anymore because it’s too time-consuming, so everything is done using computer effects. And seeing how he felt so free as Doc Ock was kind of satisfying. Because back then, if he wanted to go there, he had to tell the four people: ‘Guys, I’m going to run over here now and then you follow me and then you let this one do this.’ To see how he now has this new freedom in reviving Doc Ock was incredible. “

There was already a foretaste of it in the trailers, you can see the finished MCU film from then on December 15, 2021 in German cinemas.

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