Doctor Octopus, Green Goblin Won't Return to Theaters Anytime Soon


"Spider-Man: Homecoming" is only a few months away from swinging into theaters, and while many are excited to see the highlight hero of "Captain America: Civil War" get his own standalone adventure, no one can deny the potential onset of Spidey fatigue.

"Homecoming" will mark the sixth title role for Peter Parker in less than two decades, not to mention the third recasting of the web-slinger. For those skeptical of yet another rehashing of old plot points and villains, it seems like the people behind the scenes are doing all they can to keep the stories and characters fresh for audiences. That means, not only will the film not dig into Spidey's origin story yet again, Doc Ock and the Green Goblin are similarly not in the plans to be rebooted alongside the webbed hero.

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"We want to tread lightly with what’s been done in the past films in terms of, like, the Osborns, and things like that," said executive producer Eric Caroll according to Screen Rant "So I don’t think, we’re not going directly down that route any time soon."

Of course, some fans would love to see Doc Ock return -- including the current man behind Spidey's mask. "I love Doc Ock," Tom Holland said. "I think 'Spider-Man 2' is one of the greatest superhero movies ever made. But I think Venom is someone I’d love to kick the crap out of one day."

While Caroll was open about confirming that neither Doc Ock or Green Goblin would show up in the near future, when pressed about Venom, one of Spidey's biggest nemeses, Caroll offered a bit more evasive of a response.

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“There's a Venom movie in development," he admitted before adding, "We have not been told of [any characters] we’re not allowed to play with at the moment. [Sony] do have their own plans. What it is at the moment, we’re not sure what it is after this.”

Directed by Jon Watts and written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein, "Spider-Man: Homecoming" starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr., Zendaya and Donald Glover, and hits theaters on July 7.

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