Whilst there are debates over Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man" films, one element that is almost universally praised is Alfred Molina's performance as scientist Otto Octavius and his turn to the dark side as the villain Doctor Octopus.
While the franchise has moved on with a reboot, the Doc Ock character looks likely to return for the upcoming "Sinister Six" spin-off film. Though the role will certainly be re-cast to fit the new continuity, Molina tells Collider that he loves the idea of reprising the character:
"That was the most fun I think I’ve ever had on a movie of that kind, you know, those big, big sort of features where you spend like six months hanging off a wire, you know, and that stuff. But it was the first movie of that kind that I’ve ever been involved in. I had a wonderful time. I loved it. I mean, I’d go back and do it again in a heartbeat."
Molina though is aware of how these things work though, saying: "The thing is, no actor owns those roles" and seems resigned to the idea that someone else will take on the part in the next outing.