This weekend had CCXP and there was a whole treat for Marvel fans who are anticipating for No Way Home in barely two weeks now. The forthcoming film will feature Alfred Molina returning to play the role of Doc Ock from Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2. We also have Jamie Foxx as Electro from Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man and Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin from 2002’s Spider-Man. While appearing at the CCXP this past weekend, all three men did a panel and revealed what made them return to reprise the given roles.
Molina, Dafoe & Foxx Reveal Why They Returned To Reprise Their Roles
“You know, when I heard it, I thought, ‘Well, that’s pretty nutty, I got speared pretty good in the first film,’ but I thought, ‘Okay, they can figure out a way to bring me back,'” Dafoe explained. “But it was really the pitch, and like Jamie, I know Amy’s [Pascal] history. She walked me through it, and then Jon [Watts], the director, kind of pitched the whole idea before I read a script, and it sounded like a lot of fun and a good solution. Then when we went deeper into it, I liked the idea that I was returning to something that was the same but different. it’s a return to something I did before with that kind of history, but the spin there’s a spin on it, and that appealed to me.”
“For me, it’s just about the money,” Molina joked. “Oddly enough, Willem and I were kind of joshing the other day about how [it’s been] 20 years since his first Green Goblin and 17 years since my first time as Doc Ock, and these are the longest options that a studio has ever exercised on actors. You know it’s like we’ve been waiting, but the material, the pitch, was excellent. I, to be honest, when when the idea was first suggested I my first thought was, ‘Hang on, I’m 17 years older. I’ve got chins; I’ve got wrinkles. What are they going to do?’ Then, of course, I suddenly realized, wait a minute, they’ve got the technology, this isn’t going to be a problem. But it’s been very nice to come back to something that, as you know, is familiar but at the same time completely new. The technology has moved on phenomenally since in the last couple of decades, you know, and so it’s kind of still exciting.”
Jamie Foxx also joked that he’s happy that he’s not blue in this film anymore.
“I was excited knowing Amy for years, man, and knowing what she’s done with this franchise, and she was explaining to me that it’s gonna be hot, and I didn’t have to be blue, and things like that as far as my character is concerned, so you’re gonna be a little more hip, and that I get a chance to hang out with these incredible thespians. To walk on set and to see these guys, I literally bowed to them, and we’ve been having a ball. I’m happy we got a brand new start, a brand new look,” Foxx shared.