Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe winner actor Paul Giamatti is in talks to play The Rhino in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ sequel. And apparently, he’s been wanting to play this certain character for quite a long time.
For Giamatti, playing The Rhino has always been his dream. “I thought Rhino was the greatest thing when I was a little kid,” he once told ShowbizSpy. “It was a guy who was basically in the rhinoceros outfit, and I always thought, ‘Why don’t they have The Rhino in one of their movies’.”
He went, “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.” In another interview with Conan O’Brien, he gushed about the character, “The Rhino was fantastic. He was, like, a Russian guy. He was real fast, and he hit stuff real hard.”
Rhino, who first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #41 (October 1966), is a supervillain from a Soviet Bloc country. He donned a superhuman getup that made him invulnerable and gave him superstrength and superspeed. The suit also had a deadly horn on its top.
Another actor to be in talks is female actor Felicity Jones. As to what character she’ll be playing, that hasn’t been announced. So, speculate all you want until it happens. We’ll keep you posted.