A new surprising addition to the ever-growing Amazing Spider-Man 2 cast list has been announced. This time around, it’s Paul Giamatti being considered to play the secondary villain, Rhino. The surprising part is not exactly Paul Giamatti being cast, nor is it Rhino as the movie’s second villain (even though rumors were initially circulating that Green Goblin will be the secondary villain). Rather, it’s the fact that Giamatti isn’t exactly the first person who will come to mind when you think of the massive, imposing Rhino.
In the comic books, Rhino is a Russian gangster who went through genetic manipulation in order to gain super strength, and also wears an armored Rhino costume in order to give him an extra boost, making him one of the villains from Spider-Man’s personal rogues gallery that the hero can’t fight with brute force alone.
Directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will open in the UK on 18 April 2014.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter