Spider-Man Actor Paul Giamatti Is Okay With Not Reprising Rhino Role

The Rhino may not be returning.

Spider-Man Rhino Paul Giamatti

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 star and Paul Giamatti has said that he is fine with not reprising the role of The Rhino.

Before Tom Holland took over the role of the famed web-slinger, Sony had big plans for Spider-Man. At one point, multiple sequels to The Amazing Spider-Man were planned along with a Sinister Six film. Sadly these plans were all canceled or reworked following the mixed critical reception and box-office disappointment of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. This would eventually lead Sony to cut a deal with Disney and Marvel to allow Tom Holland’s version of the character to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Not all of the elements of The Amazing Spider-Man universe have been completely scrapped. For some time it has been rumored that Tom Holland’s upcoming film, Spider-Man: No Way Home, would in some way be a multiverse film. Alfred Molina has already confirmed that he will be returning to the role of Doctor Octopus with Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin rumored to be the main antagonist of the film. Jamie Fox will also apparently be reprising his role from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 which has begged the question as to what other characters could come back from that universe.

In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Paul Giamatti portrayed Aleksei Sytsevich who is better known as The Rhino. The character was only featured in the first and final scene of the film but the ending laid the groundwork for him to return for future films. This did not happen and some have wondered if he would also be returning for Spider-Man: No Way Home. While speaking to Comic Book.com, the actor did not confirm or deny that he was involved with the project but seemed okay with not returning to the Rhino role:

“I’m happy. I hadn’t followed any of [these rumors]. Somebody else just asked me about this, so I hadn’t been following. I’m okay with that. I’m certainly okay to just leave it all where it is. It’s fine with me.”

What did you think of Paul Giamatti as The Rhino? Would you like to see him reprise the role? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Tom Holland’s Peter Parker was last seen in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Far From Home. Here is the official synopsis for the movie:

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks is quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks. Spider-Man and Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) join forces to fight the havoc unleashed across the continent but all is not as it seems.

Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, Numan Acar, J.B. Smoove, Oli Hill, Remy Hii, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Cobie Smulders, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.

Spider-Man: No Way Home is currently set to be released on December 17, 2021. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming film and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: Comicbook.com

Trey Griffeth

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