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First look video of Rhino character in The Amazing Spider-Man 2?

05.01.2013

So far, we've seen plenty of Jamie Foxx as Electro in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, but nothing of Paul Giamatti as The Rhino. Today we have our first look at Giamatti as Aleksei Sytsevich / The Rhino...sort of. It's actually a stunt double wearing a mask he stole from the set of DRIVE, or so it evokes. The mask is obviously made to represent Giamatti and his appearance certainly suggests the thuggish, Russian brute that is Sytsevich in the comics. In the below video, the folks at sevenwebheads give a CSI level breakdown of the set photos that's pretty convincing.

Who is this guy?:

Seems legit, eh? The villain choices for this film are a little strange to me, but director Marc Webb seems to have something up his sleeve, which gives me the sense that he's doing some AVENGERS level world-building that may or may not lead to a full on Sinister Six in the third film. Sound crazy? Possibly. But stacking a number of villains in your movie (Electro, Rhino, Harry and Norman Osborn, shadowy figure from the end of the first film) means either you're in over your head or you've got something big planned. For now, it's fun to speculate, and I'm certainly interested to see where this franchise goes, even if it sinks.

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Shailene Woodley, Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti, Dane DeHaan, Sally Field, Martin Sheen, Chris Cooper, Colm Feore, Felicity Jones, and B.J. Novak, swings into theaters on May 2, 2014.  

Extra Tidbit: It'll never happen, but I'd love to see Kraven's Last Hunt put onscreen. That could potentially be mind-blowing.

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