Above Image: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) The Rhino (Paul Giamatti)
The biggest problem with Spider-Man 3 is it had too many people fighting for screen time. Is this happening again?
Wikipedia describes The Rhino (Aleksei Mikhailovich Sytsevich), who first appeared back in "Amazing Spider-Man" #41 - 43 (Oct. - Dec. 1966) as "a thug for hire working for an Eastern Bloc country. He volunteered to participate in an experiment that bonded a super strong polymer to his skin, thus augmenting his strength and speed, resulting in the Rhino alias."
Back in 2011, he told Showbiz Spy, “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." On the Conan O'Brien Show he gushed, "He was a Russian guy. He was real fast and hit stuff real hard."
Giamatti said was "ready and waiting" if the Spider-Man films ever included The Rhino. It looks like they're taking him up on his offer.
Let's do a roll call:
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 cast includes Andrew Garfield (as Spider-Man), Emma Stone (as Gwen Stacy), Jamie Foxx (as the villain Max "Electro" Dillon) Dane DeHaan (as Harry Osborn), Shailene Woodley (as Mary Jane Watson), Sally Field (as Aunt May), Martin Sheen (as Uncle Ben) is coming back in flashbacks and they're talking to Felicity Jones about an unnamed role.
That is a ton of people to squeeze into a movie.
Does anyone else feel Deja Vu? Am I the only one worried about this?
Via The Hollywood Reporter
What do you think about the casting of "The Rhino"? Does this mean anything for the film to you?
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