• Tom Holland said it was "really fun" seeing Alfred Molina reprise his role as Doc Ock with new technology
  • The eight-limbed villain made his first appearance in the franchise in 2004's "Spider-Man 2" starring Tobey Maguire
  • Story-wise, Holland said he considers "No Way Home" a "conclusion" to his trilogy as Spider-Man

Tom Holland is opening up about his experience working with Alfred Molina on "Spider-Man: No Way Home."

Holland, 25, will return to the big screen soon for his third solo Spider-Man film, where Peter Parker will be facing off against familiar foes, including Molina's Otto Octavius, a.k.a. Doc Ock. The eight-limbed villain made his first appearance in the 2004 movie "Spider-Man 2" starring Tobey Maguire.

Holland, who began playing Spider-Man in 2016, has nothing but praise for Molina, whom he described as "one of my favorite people I've ever worked with" in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly.

"It was really fun to watch him see how technology has advanced," Holland said. "When he was making these films, the arms were puppets, and when we did it, they're all imaginary and CG. It was quite cool to see him relive it, but also relearn it."

Holland declined to comment about the plot of "No Way Home." However, rumors previously swirled that former Spider-Man actors Maguire and Andrew Garfield could make appearances in the upcoming film if it introduces the multiverse to the franchise.

Garfield has already squashed the rumors of a "No Way Home" cameo, telling Variety, "This is not something I’m aware I am involved in. But I know I’m not going to be able to say anything that will convince anyone that I don’t know what’s happening. No matter what I say, I’m f—ed."

But "Spider-Man: No Way Home's" trailer hinted that it will include some elements from both Maguire's and Garfield's Spider-Man films. According to Holland, the film will pay tribute to previous iterations of the character, while also taking Peter in a new direction.

Story-wise, Holland said he considers "No Way Home" a "conclusion" to his trilogy as Spidey and the narrative he and director Jon Watts first introduced in 2017's "Homecoming."

The actor added that they were treating the film as the "end of a franchise" and that fans would see a very different version of Spider-Man if they ever get the opportunity to do another movie.

Holland also shared that he and co-stars Zendaya and Jacob Batalon, who will reprise their roles as MJ and Ned, got emotional after filming one of their last scenes together. "Sharing that moment with them was maybe the best day I've ever had on set. I don't think I've cried like that ever," he recalled.

"Spider-Man: No Way Home" will hit theaters on Dec. 17.

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