Are we ready for a horn stuffed into a wine glass? When Jamie Foxx revealed that his Electro costume was designed to look sleek and stylish, there were concerns that we wouldn’t get to see a critically-acclaimed actor look ridiculous in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Those concerns were premature. THR reports that after checking with the X-Men franchise and confirming they won’t need him to play Toad at any point, Sony has approached Paul Giamatti to play The Rhino.
This is a dream come true for Giamatti, who in 2011 told 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.”
Like Crazy’s Felicity Jones is also in talks to join the film, which includes stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, as well as the aforementioned Foxx and fellow newcomers Shailene Woodley and Dane DeHaan, who are playing Mary Jane and Harry Osborne. Jones’ role is unspecified as of now but let’s hope she’s playing Black Cat. Because the combination of these images will more than make up for the trauma of seeing Giamatti in a skintight outfit.