The Hollywood Reporter is reporting Oscar nominee Paul Giamatti may be joining the cast of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. THR says that Giamatti is currently in the "in talks" stage but if he does sign on, he'll be playing The Rhino.
Rhino - real name: Aleksei Mikhailovich Sytsevich - is one of the many bad guys in the Spider-Man universe. However, he's the only one who wears a rhino suit complete with a giant horn. A former Russian mob thug, Aleksei was injected with rhinoceros DNA and became a cross-species creature similar to The Lizard although not nearly as intelligent.
If Giamatti does sign on, he'll be joining a cast that includes Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Sally Field as Aunt May, Jamie Foxx as Electro, Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson, and Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborne.
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