Paul Giamatti in the first photo as Rhino in The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Technically, the photo appears to be Paul Giamatti as Aleksei Mikhailovich Systevich before his Rhino transformation, but I thought the title worked better without all those pesky consonants from a name that goes on forever. The first picture of Mr. Giamatti intensely screaming his head off in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 comes courtesy of director Marc Webb’s twitter account. It seems following directors on twitter really pays off for early images of upcoming movies. I’m a huge fan of Paul Giamatti and even though he works quite a bit, I still think he is a massively underrated actor. No matter what film he is in, Giamatti is usually one of the shining spots. His turn as a super villain in a Marvel movie should be pretty exciting. However, I’m worried THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 might be crammed with too many characters in the story but I’m sure Paul Giamatti will be great as usual.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 synopsis: 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.
Directed by Marc Webb, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 will star Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacey, Jamie Foxx as Electro, Paul Giamatti as Rhino, Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson, Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn, Felicity Jones, Chris Cooper, Sally Field and Martin Sheen. The sequel will be swinging into theaters on May 2, 2014. (Marc Webb)