paul giamatti rhino

Seeing as how The Amazing Spider-Man reboot of the Spider-Man cinematic franchise seems to be going out of its way to avoid using the same Big Bads that were featured in the Sam Raimi continuity (save for endless hints of an eventual Norman Osborn appearance), and director Marc Webb seems dead-set on using only the most ridiculous Spider-Man villains so far (the Lizard, Electro), it makes sense that the Rhino would be an Amazing Spider-Man 2 baddie.  Basically a big guy who science gives super strength, speed, and an absolutely ludicrous rhino outfit, the Rhino will be played by Paul Giamatti; further, a first look at the villain may have finally leaked.

n the video below, a fan points out that a stuntman was filmed wearing a mask that looks very much like Paul Giamatti (like how Ryan Gosling did the stunt in Drive).  The stuntman is seen sporting several tattoos indicative of the Russian mob; the Rhino’s alter ego, Aleksei Mikhailovich Sytsevich, is a Russian thug.  So, is this our Rhino?

What do you think?  It seems fairly likely.  But will Giamatti trade in the mobbed-up tracksuit for a skintight Rhino outfit?  Only time will tell.

The Amazing Spider-Man is set for a May 2, 2014 release.

What do you think of the Rhino news?

Source: Coming Soon