Paul Giamatti Rumored to Play Rhino in Next Spiderman Flick

Actor/the Most Famous Man in Brooklyn Heights Paul Giamatti is rumored to be in talks to play supervillian Rhino in the next Spiderman movie according to the Hollywood Reporter:

HR: The role is a dream part for Giamatti, who in the past has said The Rhino was one of his favorite characters when he was a boy.
“I thought Rhino was the greatest thing when I was a little kid,” he told Collider in March 2011. “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.”
Around the same time, he also talked about the character on Conan: “The Rhino was fantastic,” he said. “He was, like, a Russian guy. He was real fast, and he hit stuff real hard.”

Giamatti, who Screen Invasion calls Cinema’s Greatest Actor, was a guest on the Movie Geeks United podcast last week to promote his new movie John Dies at the End. The film has received mixed reviews.

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  • Boerum Bill

    Marty Markowitz will play the evil Hippo.

  • Wiley E.

    So happy for Paul. Hope everything gets finalized.

  • Arch Stanton

    “Play” Marty Markowitz IS the evil Hippo.