In an interview with The Toronto Sun, actor Paul Giamatti spoke about his role of Aleksei Sytsevich aka “The Rhino” in the upcoming “The Amazing Spider-Man” sequel.
Set photos show that the character looks quite different from the comics, and Giamatti talked a bit about the change and how he just went all out in the role:
“In the comic books of old, he had this suit on that made him look like a rhinoceros, and it made him super strong. 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.”
“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.”