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Paul Giamatti to play Rhino in The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ’s cast just gets starrier and starrier, with THR reporting that Paul Giamatti is in advanced talks to play secondary villain, Rhino.

As you might have guessed from his name, Rhino is one of the more physical villains in the Spidey universe. A Russian gangster, he underwent a lengthy process of genetic manipulation to give him his super strength, and also wears an armoured suit as a little extra boost. The cheat…

While Giamatti's not short on snarling charisma, he's hardly got the most intimidating physical presence. Will we see an alternative take on the character? Or will the sequel's plot take inspiration from Flowers For Rhino , a comic-book story that explored his sensitive side by boosting his intelligence.

On top of Giamatti’s introduction, THR also reports that Felicity Jones is in talks to join the cast in an unspecified role, which has naturally set tongues wagging as to who she might be playing.

Fleeting love interests Liz Allan and Betty Brant have been mentioned, but the one fanboys really want to see is Felicia Hardy, otherwise known as the slinky Black Cat. Check out her costume to see why she’s so popular…

Directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will open in the UK on 18 April 2014.

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