Paul Giamatti has been talking about his role as Aleksei Sytsevich aka “The Rhino” in the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
In an interview with The Toronto Sun, the actor confirmed his character is “one of several bad guys in the movie”.
“In the comic books of old, he had this suit on that made him look like a rhinoceros, and it made him super strong,” he said. “If there was a bank vault he would just run right through it. Butt through it with his head. And he was not very smart.”
Going on to tease that his suit in the film will be slightly updated, he continued: “And I have a particular kind of suit, but I don’t think I’m supposed to talk about it. He’s a Russian mobster. Russians are always good villains. I have an ability to just destroy things. My accent is pretty hammy. I loved doing it. it seemed to me like an opportunity to be as over-the-top hammy as possible. It was really fun.”
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens on May 2, 2014, and also stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, and Sally Field.