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Paul Giamatti Could Be The Rhino in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

January 29, 2013 (3:18 am) GMT
Giamatti is in talks to tackle his dream role, while Felicity Jones is also poised to star as an undisclosed character.

Another supervillain will likely be added to "". After is confirmed as Electro, it is now said that is in talks to star as The Rhino. The villainous character is described as "famously one of Spider-Man's dimmest villains."

The Hollywood Reporter shares that Giamatti is courted to join "" sequel along with . However, it is unclear what role Jones is poised to tackle.

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 , 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.

Giamatti and Jones are set to join and who will return as Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy respectively. and are also lining up in the cast ensemble, starring as Harry Osborn and Mary Jane Watson respectively.

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