Paul Giamatti set for The Amazing Spider-Man 2

News Simon Brew
29 Jan 2013 - 06:38

Two new cast members are set to join The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - and Paul Giamatti is one of them!

Now here's a fine piece of casting news. We're very big fans of Paul Giamatti, and thus the story that broke overnight, that he's in negotiations to join Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2, has put rather a big smile on our chops.

Giamatti, reports The Hollywood Reporter, is in talks to join the cast of the film as The Rhino, adding another villain alongside already-cast Jamie Foxx's as Electro. Furthermore, Felicity Jones is also in negotiations for the movie, although her role as of yet hasn't been revealed.

They'll both join a line-up that already includes Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Shailene Woodley and Dane DeHaan (as well as the aforementioned Jamie Foxx).

Whether The Rhino will be an outright villain, or more of an ally for Spider-Man remains to be seen. Production on the movie is set to start next month, ahead of its release in the summer of 2014.

The Hollywood Reporter.

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