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Alfred Molina Got ‘Teary’ Filming Spider-Man: No Way Home With Tobey Maguire

By George Bate

Spider-Man: No Way Home is officially out on DVD, Blu-Ray, and 4K today as the epic movie event comes home in physical form.

The movie saw the return of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield to their famous roles as different iterations of Peter Parker and Spider-Man, and the two fought alongside Tom Holland’s current web-crawler to defeat a slew of multiverse villains. These antagonists were also from past Spidey outings, as Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, Jamie Foxx, and more all returned.

Molina played Doctor Otto Octavius in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2, a film that has since gone down as one of the best of the superhero genre. Molina’s villain has also been praised as one of the best antagonists to face up against a hero in a comic book movie to date. Molina’s role in No Way Home was smaller than some of the other villains, such as Dafoe’s Green Goblin, but he made a sizable impact, particularly when he reunited with Maguire’s Spider-Man. Now on good terms after Ock’s arms were no longer in control, the two shared a truly heartwarming moment that ended up being one of the most emotional scenes in the entire film.

While speaking with John Ross Bowie on the Household Faces podcast, Molina revealed what it was like to film the scene.

“There was one scene where I meet Tobey, and he goes ‘How are you, Doctor?’ And I go, ‘Oh my god, it’s good to see you.’ I got teary in that scene. I went, ‘Oh shit, this is a moment.’ And it was delightful.”

After so many years, reuniting with the actor must have been emotional for Molina, and Maguire has spoken at length at how resonant filming No Way Home was, particularly after so much time had passed.

Spider-Man: No Way Home is out on VOD and Blu-Ray now.

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