The Amazing Spider-Man 2 appears to be in the process of shooting what we could assume will be an epic battle. While the film's shoot has proven to be photo-friendly, the latest crop to make their online debut seems to have let the cat out of the bag when it comes to the transformation actor, Paul Giamatti will undergo for his villainous role as The Rhino. -- And giving director, Marc Webb the benefit of the doubt, we must assume that it's far from the final product.
Shooting on New York's Park Avenue, the latest spate of set photos show, amongst other things, Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man teaming up with a costume-cloned kiddie identified as Jorge Vegas and a mind-blowing leap courtesy of Garfield's Spidey stunt double. However, the giant pachyderm in the proverbial room would have to be the shots of Paul Giamatti doing some acting work in a bizarre gigantic wheeled contraption wearing what looks to be a robotic shoulder piece exposing only his head. From this, it certainly does appear that Giamatti's version of fortune-deprived Russian thug, Aleksei Sytsevich/The Rhino will make his super-villainous turn courtesy of an Iron-Monger-esque giant robotic suit, presumably completed via CGI. It should be a somewhat analogous proximation to his comic book counterpart who became permanently bonded to a super-durable, strength-endowing armor through a radioactive experiment.
Yes, these shots of Giamatti look ridiculous, but with a little post-production digital TLC, it should look every bit the cataclysmic showdown it was surely meant to become. Much of the villain's signature aesthetics, including (hopefully) the key component of the Rhino's horn should be present by the time we get to the final product. However, with Jaime Foxx's Electro also set to shoot sparks at Spidey, as well as Chris Cooper's Norman Osborn making his villainous debut, you can bet that this battle is but one leg of a miscreant marathon that 'ole Webhead will have to run.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will have a version of Rhino eligible to park in handicap spaces when it hits theaters on May 2, 2014. Check out some of the new photos below!
These photos come from Fan-Girl.org.