You know what my favorite part of The Amazing Spider-Man was? Seeing Peter Parker return to being a wise-ass, which we didn’t get a lot of in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man films. The only problem was that he wasn’t a wise-ass enough in the film, but it looks like we’re going to be getting some more of that in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is great.
The photos look goofy, understandably, but that’s because the webbing will be added in post production. Anyway, we do know for certain that Paul Giamatti is playing a character named Aleksei Systevich, which hurts my tongue to say. Basically, he’s pretty much The Rhino. I’m assuming he goes by that as some sort of nickname (probably because he has underwear with rhinos on them), but it’s unknown if we’ll actually see him don some kind of rhino suit.
We also can understand that he’s a very, very angry person. Marc Webb tweeted out a photo of Giamatti, doing the patented Giamatti roar this weekend, driving some kind of mob-influenced truck. Is he trying to run over Spider-Man? Is the truck The Rhino and he drives it around like some Twisted Metal junkie? Who knows.
If nothing else, this movie is shaping up to be interesting. We’ve got some mob presence with The Rhino (and Giamatti him) while we have Jamie Foxx playing nerd/electric blue bad guy. I could totally see everything falling apart if the script is a bit bloated and they skimp on certain characters but it looks like they’re going to be correcting things. [Fan-Girl via Badass Digest]