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Marvel Studios President, Kevin Feige, revealed why the MCU avoided using Green Goblin and Doc Ock. / Image Credit: Sony Entertainment

Marvel Studios President, Kevin Feige, revealed why the MCU avoided using Green Goblin and Doc Ock. The majority of Spider-Man’s villains are both iconic and reoccurring characters in the Marvel comics, with two of the most famous being Norman Osborn, a.k.a The Green Goblin, and Otto Octavius, who is the villain Doc Ock.

Both villains appeared in the Raimi trilogy, with Norman appearing in The Amazing Spider-Man films and Doc Ock being teased for an unmade Sinister Six film before finally being used in Spider-Man: No Way Home.

While Spider-Man has been a part of the MCU since Captain America: Civil War he’s also starred in some of his own solo films like Spider-Man: Homecoming, which was directed by Jon Watts.

In the film, Tom Holland reprises his role from Captain America: Civil War as an inexperienced kid who’s just learning how to be a superhero and is recruited by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) to help the Avengers stop Vulture. Of course, like any other superhero that you see in pop culture nowadays, Peter Parker has many villains lurking around all wanting to do him harm – with one, in particular, being Shocker (Bokeem Woodbine). Though most of Spidey’s story takes place after he fought Vulture, Marvel put together a new animated film titled Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse where we see Miles Morales’ story and experience becoming the next webhead.

In an interview between FilmIs Now Movie Bloopers & Extra and Feign, he said:

“For the first few films, it was always, ‘How do we do things that have never been done before?’ It did not occur to us to do a new Goblin story, or to do an Oscorp story, or to do Doc Ock, or anyone that had been done before, which is why Vulture and Mysterio were really the key characters. Even as we were doing that – and I had been saying for years, even before anybody asked me what I thought – that you can’t get better than Alfred Molina as Doc Ock. [I said] stepping into those shoes would be very, very difficult. And wouldn’t it be fun to find a way, if you were ever going to bring Doc Ock back, it would have to be Alfred Molina and in early development on this third Homecoming movie, we realized that thanks to the MCU, there was a way to do that.”

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