Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which placed very high on our ranking of all the Spidey flicks, was overflowing with fun twists and surprises. The least of which was the reveal of Kathryn Hahn’s scientist character, “Liv,” really being Olivia Octavius – or Earth 1610’s version of Doctor Octopus!
Apparently, this cool plot swerve came about because of co-director Bob Persichetti’s friendship with Hahn.
During this past week’s Comicbook.com’s online watch party for Into the Spider-Verse, featuring executive producers Chris Miller and Phil Lord, co-director/writer Rodney Rothman explained the gist of it…
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Hahn, whose Octavius role was originally a “Big Lebowski type dude” according to Rothman, is the second person to play Doc Ock on the big screen after Alfred Molina famously played the tentacled terror back in 2004’s Spider-Man 2.
Recently, Sony revealed its all-encompassing branding name for not only the past Spider-Man movies featuring Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield but also the current Tom Holland/MCU-related films as well as titles such as Venom and Morbius.
If thinking about Doc Ock has made you want to revisit the Sam Raimi Spider-films, here’s a fun look back at Tobey Maguire doing a shirtless, shredded R-rated screen test for the first Spidey movie.