Paul Giamatti is reportedly in talks for a 'Spider-Man 2' villain role (Rhino image courtesy of Marvel Comics)"Spider-Man" villain, The Rhino, is monstrous, muscle-bound and just plain mean. Quite the opposite from quiet little 'ol Paul Giamatti -- known for more cerebral, introverted roles like comic book creator Harvey Pekar in "American Splendor" (2003). Giamatti also doesn't really seem to be much like the Rhino when he is in human form -- Aleksei Sytsevich, a Russian mafia thug.
But Giamatti -- who has not only played a comic book writer but is also a fan of the medium -- has been on a bit of campaign to play one of his favorite villains from his childhood. The 45-year-old actor is in talks to take the role of the man-turned-creature, The Rhino, in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," according to the Hollywood Reporter. The Spider-Man villain, who is known to ram his Rhino horns into cars and buildings, is made deviously powerful by an experimental exoskeleton.Read More »from Paul Giamatti gears up for his dream job: The Rhino in ‘Spider-Man 2′