Possible First Look at the Rhino from THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

     May 1, 2013


We’ve already seen that Electro (Jamie Foxx) will be a colorful villain in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but he’s not the only baddie lurking about.  Paul Giamatti was cast as the Rhino, a kind of silly character in the comics who wore a super-powered suit that resembled a rhino (it’s grey and the helmet has horns) and smashed stuff until Spidey came to save the day.  The Rhino’s real name is “Aleksei Sytsevich”, and if you want to have a Russian bad guy, take the visual shortcut and deck him out in a track suit and prison tattoos.  Set video has reportedly been taken of a stunt driver sporting this look who is apparently wearing a Giamatti mask.  The scene involves a tow truck dragging an Oscorp truck and crashing through police cars.

Hit the jump to check out the video.  The film also stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Dane DeHaanShailene WoodleyPaul GiamattiFelicity JonesChris Cooper, and Sally FieldThe Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 3D on May 2, 2014.

Via SevenWebHeads via Bleeding Cool.

Here’s the official synopsis for The Amazing Spider-Man 2:

In The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2, 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.

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  • HeSaidSheSaidReviewSite

    Does this series have any originality at all? The first movie was a duplicate of the Raimi film, but with a different love interest and villain. This one is already duplicating the too many villains formula, but one film earlier.

    • eternalozzie

      The first movie was nothing like the Raimi garbage films … I am worried about the too many villains thing … We have Electro … now Rhino … and I assume we’ll will have the Goblin by the end of this film so he can toss Gwen off the bridge in the 3rd film.

      • Andrew

        It’s the same film and the raimi films will be far more superior than these tween spiderman films

      • Doc

        You got a delorean we can ride into the future? Id like to see the movie now since it sounds like you already seen this movie and judged Raimi’s version as the superior ones.

      • James

        Garbage Raimi films? The first one is very good, and Spider-Man 2 is one of the greatest superhero movies ever.

      • Ridge

        people have to admit that ASM was a simple remake, the movie had a darker tone but that was all, nothing new, it had less things than the Raimi’s first spiderman, the only “good” acting of the film was Emma Stone cause Andrew Garfield was an awful Peter Parker and the rest of the players were just umm.. simple, nothing remarkable…. my opinion, ASM2 will be another crappy film

      • Danny

        Raimi’s films are excellent. They aren’t this stupid Spiderman/Twilight/Dark Knight hash.
        Spider-Man 2 is one of the greatest superhero films ever made. Can’t we all forget Spider-Man 3?

      • CheeseWhiz

        I implore everyone who’s defending Raimi’s Spidey flicks to rewatch them because they’ve not aged well. Although that seems like the trend with all Marvel flicks. Soon enough people will realize that The Avengers is not a good movie by any means either.

        P.S. Sure this pic looks bad, but is it seriously any worse than the Green Goblin from SM1? No? Didn’t think so.

      • Travis Gowen

        Danny, please don’t tell me you just grouped the Dark Knight series with Twilight and the rebooted Spiderman. That is just plain ignorant. If you really need me to expand on this notion let me know, but I will assume you don’t.

    • Avir

      Yeah, a truly original film would feature no villains at all.

      • HeSaidSheSaidMv

        Exactly! Somebody give this man a job in Hollywood, that’s some creative thinking.

        Also, his mask looks like what the Ninja Turtles wore when they were going “undercover”

    • LOL

      By that admonition, Raimi’s films just copied the 90s Batman films then, so you might as well call them unoriginal as well. I mean, if “too many villains” (2) is somehow a “formula”, which it isn’t. Nice try though!

      And something can’t be a “duplicate” if there’s a different villain and love interest. That means it’s NOT a duplicate, since duplicate, by definition, means “Make or be an EXACT copy of.” Again, nice try, but a pretty sad fail.

  • Doug

    I just want to know one thing, where can I score a Paul Giamatti mask?

  • mattedscreen

    Wasn’t a fan of the first and I was REALLY excited to see that one, unless the trailer blows me away and the reviews are better, I doubt I’ll be seeing this. As a life long Spider-man and comic geek, it hurts to say that.

  • Dan the Man

    This is an interesting direction to take the character! But if they’re trying to make The Rhino the “muscle” then I find it strange they cast Paul Giamatti. But who knows. I’m excited, I enjoyed the first one for the most part, my biggest complaint is the Lizard talking and not being animal-istic enough. And it not being R-rated…but I can dream!

  • sense 11

    That’s just freaky looking

  • brNdon

    Too many villains wasn’t the problem with Spider-Man 3, it was having all of them carry the plot of the movie. If Rhino were to just pop in for 10-20 minutes and get his ass kicked. That would be fine.

  • Yaws

    This masked stunt reminds me the movie DRIVE. I guess the stunt guy wears white Scorpion jacket and Rocks synthy-pop on radio while driving in the Night.

  • Anthony

    Anyone else think it’s just a stuntman with a mask to look like a mobster?

  • Nerdgasm

    I like how everyone is trashing these movies and calling Raimi’s ones genius. I am a huge spiderman fan and have been following since I was little. Even as a kid I hated the Raimi movies cause they were nothing like the comics I grew up with. The first Amazing Spider-man wasn’t a great movie but if Raimi’s movies were never made people would have a different say about Mark Webb’s take and that’s not a testament to Raimi just a throw to how stupid our society is and how close minded people are. Sure there are going to be simularities cause the origin has to happen the same way its the character and all you little bitches would cry and call it dumb if they changed the origins of the character (Which they did but all those dumb nerds blogging about boycotting the film if the origin doesnt stay the same made them re edit the movie.) And having gone to school for filmmaking which included classes on practical make up – it’s easier to build on a skinny guy than on a bigger guy and Giamatti has a pretty slim face with a wide head… there’s a lot to play with there. his involvement as a LARGER than life character makes a lot of sense.

  • Danny

    OK, can I say it now? This movie is doomed. Doomed to hell. This picture has wiped every trace of doubt from my mind. That and the hag playing Mary Jane. That and Jamie Foxx as Mr. Freeze and Norbit. That with Webb directing and Garfield starring.

    This movie will suck.

    • Docleo

      Don’t judge a movie by unfinished special effects and bad set photos. If you were to judge Star Wars (the real trilogy IV-VI) by the dailies those movies are horrible. Wait for the end result and then you can rant all you want.

    • eternalozzie

      “Doomed?” … The general public liked the Amazing Spider-man … a movie’s success really doesn’t come down to what a few movie geeks here in the collider comment troll section think (myself included).

      My liking of the Webb movie versus the Raimi ones is based on the fact that it felt more like Spider-man out of the comics to me. Andrew Garfield made Peter Parker feel like a real teenager. Maguire made Peter feel fake and goofy … so far we have no Power Ranger villains which is always a plus … Raimi is just too camp for serious film making. His Oz prequel was equally bad.

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  • Jamesy

    Just hope this movie doesn’t suffer from character overload. If it’s to have Peter/Gwen’s relationship, along with Peter and Mary Jane, then introducing Electro and Rhino then also Harry and Norman Osborn…not everyone is going to have their part. If they keep Rhino as Aleksei Sytsevich, then have him become Rhino in the next movie, then maybe it will work. Didn’t mind the first movie only problem was the suit and some dodgy CGI in parts, especially with the Lizard, but it was still entertaining.

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