If my last Amazing Spider-Man 2 post was any indication, I’m not a fan of director Marc Webb’s take on our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. I’ll save you my long winded diatribe and just say the last flick suffered sloppy writing, a severe lack of character development and featured a laughable one dimensional villain. I was not impressed, and will continue to shake a fist at that horrendous film.
Now, going into the second one. I’m discovering more and more reasons to prepare for the most epic of facepalms. As if Jamie Foxx’s Electro looking like a blue sour skittle wasn’t unsightly enough, a new poster featuring Green Goblin and Rhino has emerged to widen eyes.
Spidey fans are abuzz regarding Paul Giamatti‘s upcoming appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as Aleksei Sytsevich, aka The Rhino….
It could be the best or worst part of the highly anticipated sequel, depending on who you ask, and Sony seems to be banking on Giamatti’s drawing power: In a recent interview with Collider while supporting the upcoming release of Parkland, the acclaimed actor admitted that he’s signed a multi-picture deal. Rhino will definitely be appearing in The Amazing Spider-Man 3, and possibly 4–if 4 actually happens, that’s yet to be confirmed.
Giamatti has also hinted strongly that he’ll be participating in a Sinister Six movie–again, nothing’s been set in stone.
In any case, it appears Rhino’s involvement in ASM 2 will be relatively light (probably because Jamie Foxx’s Electro will be the principle baddie), setting the stage for a larger role in part 3.
Source: Bleeding Cool