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Paul Giamatti in Talks to Play Rhino in 'Amazing Spider-Man' Sequel

Spider-Man is going to have his hands full in the next movie.

It's been a little bit since there's been any updates on the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man. The last we heard was casting updates for Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn, Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane and Jamie Foxx as Electro. Now it looks like Electro won't be the only villain in the sequel.

The Hollywood Reporter exclusively announced that Paul Giamatti is in talks to play the Rhino.

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With this announcement, there are a couple questions. The first is "How do you stop a rhino from charging?" The second is what role is Felicity Jones in talks for?

It seems Giamatti professed his interest in the Rhino back in March 2011. He said the following to ShowbizSpy:

I thought Rhino was the greatest thing when I was a little kid. 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...If they ever go with The Rhino I would be ready and waiting.

Production is set to begin in February.

As for how you stop a rhino from charging, I think everyone knows, you take away his credit card.