SONY Can Save The Spider-Man Franchise by Breaking The Space-Time Continuum

When speaking to Collider, Alfred Molina said if he had to opportunity to play Doctor Octopus again he would “do it… in a heartbeat.”  It is not even debatable that Spider-Man 2 was a masterpiece, and Molina was genius in his portrayal of the tentacled mad scientist.

Molina followed by saying, “the thing is, no actor owns those roles.”   Wait a second, WAAAAIIIIIT ONE SECOND there Molina.  Stop talking so negatively dude.  Let’s be positive.

Why the heck can’t Molina play Octavius again?  The reboot is bombing anyways.  Out of the five Spidey flicks, Amazing 2 was the lowest grossing.  And I guarantee it bombs when it hits video stores tomorrow.  Meanwhile, fanboys and fangirls are still in love with the original trilogy (k, not all the flicks, just the first two).  But what if… WHAT IF… Molina’s Doc Ock finds a way to jump dimensions in the multiverse and go head to head with Andrew Garfield’s teen angsty Twilight Peter.Spider-Verse

Why not, right?  Here is how I would set it up:

After sinking to the bottom of the ocean at the end of Spidey two, Doc Ock gets rescued by some other crazy scientist lunatic (I’m thinking the Jackal).  This new madman or manwoman has found out there are alternative timelines that they can experiment on, and he or she knows how to break the space-time continuum.  BOOM!

Alternate reality crossovers are all the rage in comics and movies today (see Days of Future Past, Age of Ultron, Battle of the Atom and Spider-Verse).   This would be way more entertaining than the current path Marc Webb is heading down.

So Doc Ock crosses over.  In order to achieve his newest crazy goal, he needs to attain the research of Mary and Richard Parker (heck, maybe he needs the Venom symbiote or something cool).  Ock realizes, once again, the man who stands in his way is that damn web head, Spider-Man.  So Octavius assembles the multiverse’s most dastardly villains and, viola, we have the Sinister Six, baby.

This could lead to something similar to the Spider-Verse, where we get to meet other Spider-heroes and heroines… hopefully including Spider-Girl!  Also, imagine this, when Doc Ock journeys into another reality to attain more of his precious tritium, Peter follows him to a dimension where Petey died and the Spidey mantle was taken over by some new kiddo named Miles Morales!  spidermen

Seriously Sony, what do you have to lose?  

Source: Collider

Jay Deitcher is a writer and licensed social worker from Albany, NY. He is currently taking MFA courses at the College of St. Rose. You can read his other work at
  • Adam Hart-Dyke

    However, doing that would piss all over Doc Ock’s redemption at the end of Spiderman 2, so no. As much as I loved Spiderman 2 the big difference between it and the comic is that Otto Octavius was a douche from day one in the comics, but he was a nice guy who turned bad because of the influence of his robotic arms in the movie. I’d love to see Alfred Molina play a new version of Doc Ock in the next movie, but I doubt it will happen.

  • Jacked UP

    Sorry, I loved Melina, but we need a darker more…shall I say it….SINISTER Doc ock!

  • VirgilHawkins

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they completely cut out Otto from the Amazing Spiderman movieverse and have the Octopus arms go to Smythe instead. I’m not saying they should do that, but considering how terrible the two ASM movies have been, it seems like just the kind of left-field terrible idea Marc Webb would come up with.

  • David Brandao

    No Thanks