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Paul Giamatti in Talks to Play Rhino in 'Amazing Spider-Man' Sequel

Spider-Man is going to have his hands full in the next movie.

It's been a little bit since there's been any updates on the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man. The last we heard was casting updates for Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn, Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane and Jamie Foxx as Electro. Now it looks like Electro won't be the only villain in the sequel.

The Hollywood Reporter exclusively announced that Paul Giamatti is in talks to play the Rhino.

With this announcement, there are a couple questions. The first is "How do you stop a rhino from charging?" The second is what role is Felicity Jones in talks for?

It seems Giamatti professed his interest in the Rhino back in March 2011. He said the following to ShowbizSpy:

I thought Rhino was the greatest thing when I was a little kid. It was a guy who was basically in this rhinoceros outfit and I always thought, ‘Why don’t they have The Rhino in one of their movies,’ but maybe The Rhino wasn’t that big of a deal for anybody but me...If they ever go with The Rhino I would be ready and waiting.

Production is set to begin in February.

As for how you stop a rhino from charging, I think everyone knows, you take away his credit card.

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Posted by SoA

@Onemoreposter: it would and as i said before the villains seem to be leaning more towards their ultimate looks , otherwise they would have stuck a horn on any meathead .

Posted by SavageDragon

Weird...

Posted by LordRequiem

Whoever plays Rhino must be a massive muscular bloke, or at least a big guy. Giamatti is short and fat.

Posted by ripcurl

So they get an old, fat, short guy to play the Rhino?

Don't get me wrong, he's a good actor, but a terrible choice for the role...

Posted by Lvenger

Rhino? Not sure he has what it takes to be the right villain for the movie. What is it with dual villains in comic book movies these days?

Posted by growup

Who cares, he could be good, why does everyone always have to freak out at every casting? Even if he is bad, it isn't the end of the world.

Posted by SupremeHyperion

so they are going to totally change the characters of Rhino and Electro for spidey two? that's too bad. they better not make rhino be like doc oc but in a rhino suite...... ugh

Posted by Artael

Too many villains, please let it be a short flashback only...

Eh, it won't be...

Posted by ThomasElliot

Friend of mine put it very well:

"I like Giamatti. I like Rhino. I don't like this idea".

I don't like Rhino as a movie villain period. Ultimate or classic, its a guy running around with a horn on his forehead for christ's sake. Maybe they'll do something to make him less cartoony... lets hope so.

But at the same time, if everyone agreed that Spider-man films are for kids, then you can't be mad at it.

And, because I'm a dick, I'm going to remind everyone how incredibly silly Vinnie Jones looked running through walls head first as Juggernaut in Xmen 3. Replay that vision in your heads and think about Giamatti.... You're welcome.

Giamatti is whatever... its going to be CGI fest, then can make him into whatever they want.

Posted by HellknightLeon

No words... just none... That's never happened to me before.

Posted by Bonzi161

i like Paul Giamatti, and i like the rhino... but i also like cake and beef jerky... it does not mean they fit together

Posted by wmwadeii

Why can't they leave it at 1 bad guy per movie, with maybe an smaller extra supporting badie. Hate to use Batman but Nolan did a great job with this, Raj was only in the beginning then you had Scarecrow, Joker was the main and Dent played an auxiliary role, and in Rises you had Bane with Catwoman being a supporting character. For Marvel Iron Man is the same, they had one main antagonist in each.

The only thing I could see as a benefit of having 2 is for back story if they plan to do a Sinister Six. People who saw the original run would have a good idea who Doc Oct is and Sandman. So the only others would be Mysterio and Chamelion, or using Hobgoblin and expect viewers to relate it to Green Goblin.

Posted by Malonius

Maybe Paul Giamatti will be in a kind of crappy Rhino costume as jokey opening action scene.

Posted by Mediumflyer7

I am hoping he will only have a cameo like how Scarecrow did in The Dark Knight!

Posted by Namor1987

Rhino was a lame villain. He's basically just the Juggernaut in a Rhino costume. LOL he sucks.

BTW whoever they cast better look the part & have the physique. Hell I'd take Brock Lesnar for Rhino. At least he looks the part. They're both, big, ugly, stupid, & suck at fighting. LOL

Posted by Bad_People

This can only be considered evidence that the film makers hate comic book fans.

Posted by Ninjablade09

Maybe the movie will open up with him fighting rhino. Marc Webb said TASM2 will show that Peter is just about at his prime.

Posted by mattwing87

We might get lucky and see the Sinister Six in a future film!!

Posted by cliffrice

April fools! kinda early but yeah.

Posted by Ninjablade09

@cliffrice: lol makes no sense

Posted by Rolls7royce

No. Just, no. Get an unknown Russian guy. Please.

Posted by secondfallen616

Great actor no doubt, but theres physically no way he could play Rhino, at least the Rhino we all know. Rhino's jacked to the max and by far the strongest in Spiderman's rouges gallery, not to mention being over 6ft tall. Unless its for a voice over role, you're just not what we're looking for this role, thank you....the exit is to the left of the stage....you can leave your headshot at the front desk......please Mr. Giamatti....leave before i have to call security....im aware you were in Sideways but you were also in The Lady In the Water so.... ......yeh........

Edited by PunyParker

i really dont know where they are going with this....they already have a (black) Electro,an annoying Mary Jane,an weird Rhino and they're casting Miss Felicity Jones for an aknown role,which everybody knows its Black Cat(i'm going to kill myself,now)......remind you of anything?.....huh?....no?......ok,i'tell you....SPIDER-MAN FREAKING 3!!

TOO many characters for one movie....this is not avengers,they are not already developed from other movies....

Oh! and i believe actors are chosen by sony and not Webb.....Fox played in Django and it was a Sony Pic. movie....

The first movie was a mediocre base for the sequel.....i can live with that......BUT....IF the second movie isnt a piece of top class art,a 10/10....i will get out and say that the trilogy is crap.....dont care how good or bad the 3d will be...

Sit and watch Spider-Man and then TASM and you will see that you will like the original better.....i was a fan of TASM and i still like Garfield more that Tobey....but its the truth...

Posted by FiMFTW

They're obviously going for Ultimate R.H.I.N.O (Which was just a puny nerdy guy in a giant Rhino mech), in which case this is some pretty badass casting.

@PunyParker:

inb4 the movie is completely awesome and you have to eat your words.

Posted by PunyParker

@FiMFTW: inb4?....

Posted by FiMFTW

@PunyParker:

Inb4

In b4

In before

Posted by PunyParker

@FiMFTW: Oh!

Posted by Ninjablade09

@PunyParker said:

i really dont know where they are going with this....they already have a (black) Electro,an annoying Mary Jane,an weird Rhino and they're casting Miss Felicity Jones for an aknown role,which everybody knows its Black Cat(i'm going to kill myself,now)......remind you of anything?.....huh?....no?......ok,i'tell you....SPIDER-MAN FREAKING 3!!

TOO many characters for one movie....this is not avengers,they are not already developed from other movies....

Oh! and i believe actors are chosen by sony and not Webb.....Fox played in Django and it was a Sony Pic. movie....

The first movie was a mediocre base for the sequel.....i can live with that......BUT....IF the second movie isnt a piece of top class art,a 10/10....i will get out and say that the trilogy is crap.....dont care how good or bad the 3d will be...

Sit and watch Spider-Man and then TASM and you will see that you will like the original better.....i was a fan of TASM and i still like Garfield more that Tobey....but its the truth...

Lol after I bought the TASM on my PSV I watched both at the same time. Hard to follow but I've seen the original so many times it didn't matter. Still love the original but found my self liking TASM better. Even better than Avengers but everyone has their own opinion.

Posted by PunyParker

@Ninjablade09: As a Spider-geek i liked it a lot!....as a movie prespective, the script has flaws and holes......admit it....as we saw,too many scenes were cut,unneceserally....

Posted by Ninjablade09

@PunyParker: oh ya definitely plus the movie was only made so sony can keep the rights. But I still liked it better than originals. Its on par with Spider-man 2 for me and better than Emo Peter 3

Posted by PunyParker

@Ninjablade09: Better than 3 yes....better that 1+2, no.....but if its better that SM3,its not called progress,really....

Posted by RoboShark

ICK

Posted by ThatGuyWithHeadPhones

@wr3h: Avenger Has several movies of set up

Posted by Ryagan

I don't have anything against Giamatti, but he doesn't seem fit for the role. Then again, I didn't think Anne Hathaway would be a good Catwoman, but she proved me wrong. This next Spider-Man movie is either going to be really good, really, REALLY bad. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

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Posted by consolemaster001

Why Giamatti ? I thought it was a joke at first