First Look at Paul Giamatti as the Rhino in 'Spider-Man 2'

Picture of Paul Giamatti as the Rhino in Amazing Spider Man 2
Paul Giamatti in The Amazing Spider-Man
Photo: Columbia Pictures

When it was first revealed Paul Giamatti would play Aleksei Sytsevich (aka The Rhino) in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 it wasn't clear if we were looking at something like a cameo appearance considering Jamie Foxx plays the film's (assumed) chief villain Electro. Well, it looks Giamatti is, at the very least, going to be getting in on a little action as director Marc Webb tweeted out the above picture of the Rhino in action.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set to hit theaters on May 2, 2014 and stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Shailene Woodley, Dane DeHaan, Sally Field and Chris Cooper. I've included the synopsis below.

In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn't forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen's father to protect her by staying away – but that's a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.

  • AS

    Wow. From Cosmopolis to this?

    • Xarnis

      He looks ridiculous.

    • GregDinskisk

      Technically from Cosmopolis to John Dies at the End to this...

  • Ron Oneal Fresh

    Looks menacing, way more so than Smurf Electro.

  • andyluvsfilms

    Giamatti is one of my favourite actors, he is amazing in Sideways and American Splendor but to see him reduced to this sort of role is disappointing, i can only assume he was paid lots of money

    • SeenSome

      'Reduced' to this sort of role? I know Giamatti is a brilliant actor but it's not like he has a spotless track record. Big Fat Liar, Paycheck, Fred Claus, Shoot 'Em Up, The Nanny Diaries, Hangover Part II, Rock of Ages...he's not exactly above a cash-in role.

      • SeenSome

        That's not to say I have anything against actors doing that kind of role and I enjoyed some of those films - and will no doubt enjoy ASM2 - just saying he's not someone to shy away from this kind of movie.

  • Kieran

    I still can't believe this movie is actually happening.

    • Bertram J. Krogh

      Why? The first was a critical success, most people loved it, and it earned quite a lot at the box office.

  • Kessler

    They actually just filmed an action scene for the movie back on my town last week. I don't know what the scene was for, but they were only here for a couple of days. It was pretty cool to see the props they used for filming though.

    As for the photo, Giamatti looks fine. No better or worse than any other comic book villain I've seen.

  • Ryguy815

    Looks ridiculous. Still pretty excited for the movie though. I'm one of the few that loved the first one (even more than The Avengers) and this one sounds even better!

  • Corbin

    Way to take your road rage out, Giamatti.