- THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2
|Paul Giamatti as Rhino|
Marc Webb's upcoming sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man will be getting another new villain! The Hollywood Reporter says that Paul Giamatti is in talks to play the Rhino in the May 2, 2014 film. It's also being reported that Felicity Jones is in talks for an undisclosed role. (Here’s hoping that she is playing Felicia Hardy also known as Black Cat!)
The alter-ego of Aleksei Mikhailovich Sytsevich, the Rhino first appeared in 1966's "The Amazing Spider-Man" #41. A former low-key thug, an experiment grafted a nearly-indestructible polymer to Aleksei's skin, making him nearly unstoppable.
|Felicity Jones as Black Cat (I Can Dream)|
Giamatti appeared last in year in a variety of projects like Rock of Ages, Cosmopolis and John Dies at the End. Jones, meanwhile, is well known for roles in films like The Tempest and Like Crazy.
Already set to star Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Shailene Woodley, Dane DeHaan and Martin Sheen, the new chapter in the Spider-Man saga was already confirmed to see the debut of Electro (Foxx) and Mary Jane Watson (Woodley).
The Amazing Spider-Man sequel will begin principal photography next month and they'll be in New York City for a two-week venture. On Location Vacations reports that the production will be in New York from February 12th through the 26th and the film will be shooting under the name "Untitled Columbia Pictures Project." There's no word on where production will move after New York.