Amazing Spider-Man 2 has an ‘updated’ Rhino

Ryan Leston
26 November 2013
Amazing Spider-Man 2 has an ‘updated’ Rhino
Paul Giamatti climbs into the CGI Rhino suit.

'Spider-Man' villain Paul Giamatti says that Marvel's Rhino has had a bit of an update… and apparently his Russian accent is a bit hammy.

It looks as though 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' will feature plenty of new takes on classic villains… and with Jamie Foxx's Electro looking meaner than ever, it seems that poor old Rhino has had to up his game. But while Paul Giamatti explains that his costume has had a bit of an update, it looks as though his Russian accent may leave a lot to be desired…

[Paul Rudd is frontrunner for Ant-Man?]

In an interview with the Belfast Telegraph, Paul Giamatti explained that his costume has gone through a bit of an update… at least when compared to the comic books.

"In the comic books of old, he had a suit on that made him look like a rhino and it made him super strong," he explained. "If there was a bank vault, he could butt through it with his head but he wasn't very smart."

And from the various promo images of Rhino caught with his pants down, it looks as though he still isn't exactly the sharpest nail in the box. But what about his suit?

"It's updated now," said Giamatti. "I have a particular type of suit but I don't think I'm supposed to talk about it. He's a Russian mobster because he's a Russian guy in the comic books."

[Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen confirmed for Avengers 2]

Of course, Russian accents have a bit of a reputation when it comes to western actors - you only have to look at Sean Connery in 'The Hunt For Red October' to see how well that worked out. But it seems 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' might just play that for laughs.

"It's pretty hammy," Giamatti explained. "I loved doing it. It seemed to me like an opportunity to be as over the top hammy as possible. It's really fun."

Obviously, it looks as though poor old Rhino is going to be a figure of ridicule when it comes to 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'. But with his sheer size and strength, I can't help feeling that Peter Parker should be careful not to underestimate him. But how will he compare to Jamie Foxx's Electro? For now we'll have to wait and see… but I get the feeling he'll be taking a rather hefty back seat.

What do you think of Paul Giamatti as Rhino? Will he end up looking as good as we hope? Let us know what you think in the comments below…

Ryan Leston is a comic book movie geek from Cardiff who can't wait to see what's in store for the rest of Marvel's Phase Two. His favourite Marvel film is 'Avengers Assemble' and he still thinks he can someday make his very own Iron Man suit. Follow Ryan Leston on Twitter or Facebook.

More from this contributor:

David Hasselhoff wants another shot at Nick Fury

Avengers 2: Tony Stark stepping back inside the suit?

Louis Leterrier: The trouble with The Incredible Hulk

Banks Are Worried Homeowners Will Do This.

Homeowners are surprised and furious. If you owe less than $625,000 on your home, you better read this.

An Overlooked Method To Pay Off Your Credit Card

If you're paying credit card interest, you could save hundreds or thousands of dollars by transferring your balance to this no-fee card.

How Older Men Tighten Their Skin

Men, reduce the look of wrinkles, sagging skin and fine lines with this affordable and effective skin tightening treatment without leaving your home.

Powerful Tactical Flashlight Flying Off Shelves!

This new tactical flashlight was just released to the public and is flying off shelves in the United States. Limited supplies left, act quick!

Consolidate your Student Loans by Refinancing

Refinance your student loans to a lower rate with SoFi. Find out how much you can save!

Car Shopping Made Easy and Drama Free at

Get the perfect car at the perfect price. New car reviews, buying tips, and more to help you get the right car without all the drama.

Men Flooding to GNC For This?

A scientific revolution is helping aging men build new muscle and it will blow you away.

Starwood Credit Card

Earn 25,000 Bonus Starpoints®! Use toward Award Nights or Flights.

Don't Let Your Bundle Of Joy Cost You A Bundle.

Expenses can add up. Take advantage of a top rated 0% APR credit card and don't pay interest for up to 15 months. Learn more & apply securely here.

Drivers With No Tickets In 3 Years Must Read This

United States drivers are surprised that they never knew this. If you drive less than 50 mi/day, you better read this...

VA Mortgage Rates In 2016

VA Rates as Low as 2.75% (3.028% APR) 15 Year Fixed. Exclusive For Veteran & Military Takes 1 Min!

Read This Before You Buy Medigap Plan F

Medicare Supplement Plan F is the most popular plan option, but there's another Medigap option you should consider.

Kid sleep troubles email series for moms

We get it. We’ve been there. Sign up for our email track to learn how to handle kids who won’t go to sleep or won’t stay in bed.

Navy Seal Flashlight Should Be Banned From Public?

The Military has secretly released a flashlight that is now available to the public for a limited time only. Grab one now before they are gone!