Paul Giamatti in Talks for Yet Another Amazing Spider-Man 2 Villain

January 28, 2013

Jamie Foxx’s upcoming role as the villain Elektro and, to a lesser extent, Chronicle’s Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborne have been the focus of most Amazing Spider-Man sequel discussions over the last few months, but today we learned that yet another surprising evil-doer may join their ranks.

The Hollywood Reporter is claiming that Golden Globe-winning actor Paul Giamatti is currently in talks to play The Rhino. A Russian gangster with enhanced speed and strength in the comics, Rhino has been both friend and foe to Spidey since his introduction in 1966.

Oddly enough, Giamatti previously expressed interest in the character in a March 2011 interview with Conan O’Brien, stating “I think I would be the best Rhino possible.”

Amazing Spider-Man 2 is scheduled for theaters May 4, 2014.