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Rhino

by Brett White

It looks like there's more in store for the Rhino than just a Midtown Manhattan tussle with the famous wall-crawler. Paul Giamatti revealed to Collider that he will most likely be returning to thew new Spider-Man franchise in 2016's "The Amazing Spider-Man 3."

The actor seemed surprised to learn that Sony's already webbed off two weekends in the next five years for two additional Spider-Man movies following next year's "Amazing Spider-Man 2," taking the series up to "The Amazing Spider-Man 4" in 2018. "Do they really have it that far ahead?" Giamatti asked. "I think I've only done the next movie, I don't know if I'm doing the next next movie. I didn't know that. That's amazing."

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Rhino

by Brett White

While the rest of America celebrated Memorial Day, Paul Giamatti and the crew of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" shot a scene dubbed "Park Avenue Showdown" in a tweet by director Marc Webb. If you happened to wander around the 52nd and Park area of Manhattan this past weekend and noticed a commotion, then this is what caused that commotion.

Giamatti appeared as Rhino for the first time in public, squaring off against Spider-Man in broad daylight. But unlike Jamie Foxx, who obviously endured hours of makeup to become Electro, Giamatti's getting the CG treatment (unless this take on Rhino is more like a tiny "Pacific Rim" robot). Check out Giamatti's pre-CG look below.

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Rhino

by Brett White

Move over Jamie Foxx, there's a new Spider-Man bad guy on set. But also, seriously, move over, because he's driving an 18-wheeler and doesn't seem all that cautious.

"Amazing Spider-Man 2" director Marc Webb tweeted a picture of Paul Giamatti as Aleksei Sytsevich over the weekend. Sytsevich is better known as the Rhino, but we're still in the dark about what exactly Giamatti's Rhino suit will look like. But for now we have a Twitter picture as well as a few other shots of the villain in action, which you can check out below.

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Spider-Man

Sony has announced that "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" has officially started production — and based on their press release, it looks like "Amazing Spider-Man 2" is indeed the official title of director Marc Webb's upcoming sequel.

The press release also confirmed new casting details, including Paul Giamatti as Rhino and Colm Feore as an unidentified character. Additionally, the release gives us a good sense of what "ASM2" is all about.

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Paul Giamatti

Jamie Foxx won't be alone when he rocks Spider-Man's world in 2014. Joining him for some bad guy action is none other than Paul Giamatti, who is in talks to join the "Amazing Spider-Man 2" cast as The Rhino.

News of Giamatti's casting comes courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter. It's the first we've heard of Giamatti's involvement in the film, as well as the first word on the Rhino having a place in the movie — but it's not the first time we've heard Giamatti and Rhino mentioned in the same breath.

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Batman

Batman gets some awesome new credits. "The Goon" may or may not be in a little bit of a pickle. And even if you're pining for the days of Tobey Maguire and fearful of the incoming Andrew Garfield era, never fear — Stan Lee is here to cool your jets.

Strap on your Tights and get all of today's comic book mini-news beyond the break!

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Paul Giamatti - Rhino

Over the years, actor Paul Giamatti has racked up prestige points and solidified his position as a thespian at the height of his craft. Certainly, the actor is in a position within the industry to make demands.

As it turns out, the “Sideways” and “American Splendor” star would like nothing more than to be a part of the “Spider-Man” franchise’s developing reboot — but not just any part. Giamatti sees himself as The Rhino. Read More...

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We're only a few days away from the Comic-Con kickoff in San Diego, and today brings not one but multiple big announcements for fans of Eric Powell's "The Goon" series and the long-awaited animated film based on the hit comic and produced by David Fincher.

First off, we have an exclusive 30-second teaser of "The Goon" footage created by Blur Studios that will debut during their Friday evening panel. Check it out:

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The GoonLate last year, we brought you the news that "The Goon" creator Eric Powell had finished the first draft of a script for the animated feature based on his horror-noir series. Fans attending last year's Comic-Con in San Diego already received their first peek at a CG-animated teaser for the film, which is produced by David Fincher and Blur Studios and happens to feature the voices of actors Clancy Brown and Paul Giamatti as the zombie-killing Goon and his pal Frankie, respectively.

When MTV News caught up with Giamatti during a press event for historical drama "The Last Station," we managed to slip in a few questions about the decidedly different vibe of "The Goon." Though the film has yet to receive the green light and make Giamatti and Brown's involvement official, the "American Splendor" actor made no secret of his desire to see the project move forward.

"We did a short little teaser thing of it that was great," Giamatti told MTV News. "And hopefully it actually happens, you know? I was not aware of that comic book at all." Read More...

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There's been no shortage of casting rumors flying around when it comes to potential villains for the next Batman film, whether it's Rachel Weisz playing Catwoman or Eddie Murphy playing The Riddler. And while we've had some fun with them from time to time, there are a few rumors that seem plausible enough to bring to the stars themselves for comment -- for example, the recent buzz that "Sideways" star Paul Giamatti could play The Penguin in the follow-up to "The Dark Knight."

When MTV News bumped into Giamatti, we ran the rumor by him to find out what he had to say about it.

"That would be fantastic," Giamatti told MTV News. "I'd love to do that." Read More...

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