Doctor Octopus was always a great villain in the comics and in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2, Alfred Molina brought the character to life brilliantly and despite his death in the film, rumours have been flying that we will see him return in the forthcoming Spidey sequel No Way Home.

Now Molina has revealed in an interview with Variety that ‘the worst kept secret in Hollywood’ is true and that old Octopus will be returning in the Holland universe. Praise be! What cinema needs after this car crash year is a massive tentpole movie and Spider-Man : No Way Home should give us all a merry Christmas.