Veteran actor Paul Giamatti is reportedly in talks to appear in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as the super villain Rhino, according to THR.
Giamatti, who’s no stranger to blockbuster films, would appear next to Jamie Foxx, who’s been cast as Electro, if he accepts the role. Giamatti happens to be a big fan of The Rhino, previously saying that he would definitely play the villain during an interview with Showbiz Spy.
“I thought Rhino was the greatest thing when I was a little kid,” he said. “It was a guy who was basically in this rhinoceros outfit and I always thought, ‘Why don’t they have The Rhino in one of their movies?’ but maybe The Rhino wasn’t that big of a deal for anybody but me.”
Giamatti went on to tell the interviewer that he would be “ready and waiting” if he was ever approached to play the character.