One of the coolest touches in Sam Raimi’s 2004 movie Spider-Man 2 was how he used action effects to create the arms of Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock. But with Molina’s return in Spider-Man: No Way Home, that was replaced by fully computer-generated effects (CGI), which took a while to get used to.
In his conversation with EWSpider-Man actor Tom Holland shared his experience working with Molina on No Way Home and how “it was really fun watching him see how technology really evolved,” according to Holland.
He added, “When he was working on a movie [Spider-Man 2]The arms were puppets, and when we were working we On the film, the arms are fictional and computer-generated. It was great to see him live it again, but at the same time re-learn it again.”
Much has already been said about the decline in the use of practical effects in Hollywood. And while the quality of Computer-Generated Imagery (CGI) has improved dramatically since 2004, knowing that Doc Ock’s arms were real added great worker certainly.
In addition to the arms, Molina’s age will also be digitally miniaturized for the movie Spider-Man: No Way Home. So it looks like Molina is familiar with the major developments in CGI technology for the upcoming Spider-Man franchise.
Molina’s return as Doc Ock was one of the biggest surprises that Spider-Man: No Way Home revealed. Or maybe it would have been a surprise if Molina hadn’t made it clear that he would be returning during an interview about another movie, months before the show was released.