If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(The Hollywood Reporter)   Spider-Man villain The Rhino will be played by A) Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, B) Terry "Hulk" Hogan, or C) Paul Giamatti   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 159
    More: Fail, Paul Giamatti, rhino, Spider-Man, Gwen Stacy, Mary Jane Watson, Marc Webb, Jamie Foxx, The Amazing Spider-Man  
•       •       •

9255 clicks; posted to Geek » on 28 Jan 2013 at 8:30 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



159 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread
 
2013-01-28 05:24:45 PM  
Paul Giamatti is a *good* actor and could bring something to the franchise, subby, just like Alfred Molina did with Spider-Man 2.

Save that Fail tag for yourself.
 
2013-01-28 05:26:56 PM  
And the Hulk wasn't even played by a huge green guy!

THE NERVE!
 
2013-01-28 05:32:36 PM  

Blues_X: And the Hulk wasn't even played by a huge green guy!

THE NERVE!


The problem is, Hulk is a transformation from small guy to big buy.  Rhino is some big dude in a suit.  Paul Giamatti is 5'9" tall.  He could play a crime boss maybe, but not a hulking thug like Rhino.
 
2013-01-28 05:41:24 PM  

ManateeGag: Blues_X: And the Hulk wasn't even played by a huge green guy!

THE NERVE!

The problem is, Hulk is a transformation from small guy to big buy.  Rhino is some big dude in a suit.  Paul Giamatti is 5'9" tall.  He could play a crime boss maybe, but not a hulking thug like Rhino.


Paul G. could play your left testicle and still do a better job than your current one.
 
2013-01-28 06:01:16 PM  

gopher321: Paul G. could play your left testicle and still do a better job than your current one.


Coming soon: Paul Giamatti is Lance Armstrong in The Juiced Cyclist.
 
2013-01-28 06:33:37 PM  
Some characters won't translate well to the screen.  Elektro was already on that list for the next film.  This doesn't help.
 
2013-01-28 06:34:23 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Paul Giamatti is a *good* actor and could bring something to the franchise, subby, just like Alfred Molina did with Spider-Man 2.

Save that Fail tag for yourself.


I still remember the outrage when they announced that Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker.
 
2013-01-28 06:36:28 PM  

Shostie: I still remember the outrage when they announced that Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker.


I was a part of that group at the time, to be honest.

That's why I'm far more openminded towards the idea of Giamatti playing the villain here.
 
2013-01-28 07:22:03 PM  

Shostie: I still remember the outrage when they announced that Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker.


go back a couple decades, people were outraged at Michael Keaton as Batman.
 
2013-01-28 08:21:32 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Shostie: I still remember the outrage when they announced that Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker.

I was a part of that group at the time, to be honest.

That's why I'm far more openminded towards the idea of Giamatti playing the villain here.


Agreed. Have people not seen Shoot 'Em Up?
 
2013-01-28 08:35:11 PM  
I was hoping they were going to do Mysterio.

Thing is Giamatti makes for good characters that talk. He doesn't look tough. The Rhino isn't chatty, he's all muscle. Is he going to be all CGI?
 
2013-01-28 08:35:16 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Paul Giamatti is a *good* actor and could bring something to the franchise, subby, just like Alfred Molina did with Spider-Man 2.


he seems a bit more cerebral than i remember the rhino being. it is an odd choice, imho.

still, id watch it only for him.
 
2013-01-28 08:35:46 PM  
Ugh. They're churning out more of these movies?

This is why we can't have nice things.
 
2013-01-28 08:36:56 PM  
Might work. Hopefully looks better than The Lizard did.
 
2013-01-28 08:37:02 PM  

MrEricSir: Ugh. They're churning out more of these movies?

This is why we can't have nice things.


Don't worry, they're already rebooting it again.
 
2013-01-28 08:38:23 PM  
Eddie.
Brock.

Topher.
Grace.

I rest my case.
 
2013-01-28 08:38:49 PM  
PIG VOMIT!!!!!!
 
2013-01-28 08:40:22 PM  
veryaware.com

?
 
2013-01-28 08:40:28 PM  

ManateeGag: Paul Giamatti is 5'9" tall


Yeah but wouldn't that make him taller than most actors in Hollywood?

They're all midgets. Fancy camera work makes them all look like giants.

Look at Tom Cruise. He's like 3' tall.
 
2013-01-28 08:41:42 PM  

gopher321: ManateeGag: Blues_X: And the Hulk wasn't even played by a huge green guy!

THE NERVE!

The problem is, Hulk is a transformation from small guy to big buy.  Rhino is some big dude in a suit.  Paul Giamatti is 5'9" tall.  He could play a crime boss maybe, but not a hulking thug like Rhino.

Paul G. could play your left testicle and still do a better job than your current one.


Well, kinda. In the latest episode of Ultimate Spider-Man they turned Rhino into basically a rhino version of the Lizard. Some dweeb high school kid gets bullied by Flash and drinks some chemicals he found while interning at OzCorp and turns into an actual human/rhino hybrid.

With longer rhino-y ears and the IQ of a banana.

/why can't all episodes have Ava in a bikini?
 
2013-01-28 08:43:37 PM  
Fun Fact: His Pop,Banished Pete Rose from baseball..IIRC..He had a heart attack three months later.
 
2013-01-28 08:44:07 PM  
Paul Giamatti will begin eating nothing but steroids from now on.

Consequently, I look forward to "Sideways 2".
 
2013-01-28 08:44:54 PM  

W.C.fields forever: Fun Fact: His Pop,Banished Pete Rose from baseball..IIRC..He had a heart attack three months later.


Oh yeah..And died.

//not so fun fact
 
2013-01-28 08:45:30 PM  

MrEricSir: Ugh. They're churning out more of these movies?

This is why we can't have nice things.


they made like 300 million dollars
but so did spiderman 3
 
2013-01-28 08:48:54 PM  
Hey, if Kelsey Grammer can be Beast, then this can work.
 
2013-01-28 08:49:01 PM  
Changed my mind


ethicsalarms.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-28 08:49:10 PM  

Gilligann: ManateeGag: Paul Giamatti is 5'9" tall

Yeah but wouldn't that make him taller than most actors in Hollywood?

They're all midgets. Fancy camera work makes them all look like giants.

Look at Tom Cruise. He's like 3' tall.


That's like twice as tall as Seacrest.
 
2013-01-28 08:51:47 PM  

gopher321: ManateeGag: Blues_X: And the Hulk wasn't even played by a huge green guy!

THE NERVE!

The problem is, Hulk is a transformation from small guy to big buy.  Rhino is some big dude in a suit.  Paul Giamatti is 5'9" tall.  He could play a crime boss maybe, but not a hulking thug like Rhino.

Paul G. could play your left testicle and still do a better job than your current one.


His left testicle could be a bigger, badder Spidey villian, too.
 
2013-01-28 08:52:35 PM  

Shostie: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Paul Giamatti is a *good* actor and could bring something to the franchise, subby, just like Alfred Molina did with Spider-Man 2.

Save that Fail tag for yourself.

I still remember the outrage when they announced that Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker.


They were outraged because a relatively unrespected actor was cast in a really cool role. This is the opposite of that.
 
2013-01-28 08:55:02 PM  

moothemagiccow: MrEricSir: Ugh. They're churning out more of these movies?

This is why we can't have nice things.

they made like 300 million dollars
but so did spiderman 3


Yeah, you could say it's the audience's fault, but I have a hard time blaming the victims.
 
2013-01-28 08:55:55 PM  
How does Rhino get his suit on? Does the face-hole stretch out like 20 times to get around his torso? Or does it have a zipper or something?
 
2013-01-28 08:56:54 PM  
Whoever is cast as that character is going to have a boatload of makeup, prosthetics and "CGI" that it won't really matter if it's Verne Troyer playing the part.

In fact, can we please cast Verne Troyer? Pretty please?
 
2013-01-28 09:01:20 PM  
The problem isn't his size. Hollywood can handle that. Rhino is a huge hulking idiot. What's the point of having an accomplished actor play that? He'd be a great Mysterio.
 
2013-01-28 09:02:29 PM  

ManateeGag: Blues_X: And the Hulk wasn't even played by a huge green guy!

THE NERVE!

The problem is, Hulk is a transformation from small guy to big buy.  Rhino is some big dude in a suit.  Paul Giamatti is 5'9" tall.  He could play a crime boss maybe, but not a hulking thug like Rhino.


The Rhino in the movie doesn't *have* to be a hulking big guy. That's the source material, yes, but that doesn't mean they have to stick with it. Doc Ock wasn't a buzz-cut, megalomaniac like he was in the comic books either and that made him better as a character.

They should play to Paul's strength as a devious and unpredictable villain and I think it would bring much more to the movie than having the dumbass-who-runs-at-people Rhino like the comics.
 
2013-01-28 09:07:31 PM  

imgod2u: ManateeGag: Blues_X: And the Hulk wasn't even played by a huge green guy!

THE NERVE!

The problem is, Hulk is a transformation from small guy to big buy.  Rhino is some big dude in a suit.  Paul Giamatti is 5'9" tall.  He could play a crime boss maybe, but not a hulking thug like Rhino.

The Rhino in the movie doesn't *have* to be a hulking big guy. That's the source material, yes, but that doesn't mean they have to stick with it. Doc Ock wasn't a buzz-cut, megalomaniac like he was in the comic books either and that made him better as a character.

They should play to Paul's strength as a devious and unpredictable villain and I think it would bring much more to the movie than having the dumbass-who-runs-at-people Rhino like the comics.


So put a tail on him and do Scorpion. It's Rhino. He charges head first into things and is brutally strong. That's the challenge of the villain.
 
2013-01-28 09:07:36 PM  

Gilligann: ManateeGag: Paul Giamatti is 5'9" tall

Yeah but wouldn't that make him taller than most actors in Hollywood?

They're all midgets. Fancy camera work makes them all look like giants.

Look at Tom Cruise. He's like 3' tall.


IMDb says Cruise is 5'7". But I know, everyone who's under 6' is a midget to you people.

/It's like I'm an inferior just because I lack a few inches
//Wait, what?
 
2013-01-28 09:09:15 PM  
He'll always hate merlot to me.
 
2013-01-28 09:11:07 PM  
As I understand, Rhino in "Ultimate Spider-Man" is simply a nerdy guy in a robotic suit. I can see that interpretation being used for a film.
 
2013-01-28 09:12:38 PM  

ShawnDoc: Gilligann: ManateeGag: Paul Giamatti is 5'9" tall

Yeah but wouldn't that make him taller than most actors in Hollywood?

They're all midgets. Fancy camera work makes them all look like giants.

Look at Tom Cruise. He's like 3' tall.

That's like twice as tall as Seacrest.


How many Mickey Roonys is that?
 
2013-01-28 09:12:44 PM  
I don't understand why the supervillains don't just send Hydro-Man after Spider-Man.  Spider-Man wouldn't stand a chance.
 
2013-01-28 09:14:37 PM  

Mike_LowELL: I don't understand why the supervillains don't just send Hydro-Man after Spider-Man.  Spider-Man wouldn't stand a chance.


I think Spidey has pretty much owned him because he's also an idiot and Parker is near-genius.
 
2013-01-28 09:15:21 PM  

DeltaPunch: How does Rhino get his suit on? Does the face-hole stretch out like 20 times to get around his torso? Or does it have a zipper or something?


25.media.tumblr.com
First thing I thought of.
 
2013-01-28 09:16:05 PM  
There was an Avengers comic in which Loki gave Hydro Man the intelligence to know how to use his powers, and he whipped the sh*t out of a couple of Avengers.
 
2013-01-28 09:17:55 PM  

kwame: Mike_LowELL: I don't understand why the supervillains don't just send Hydro-Man after Spider-Man.  Spider-Man wouldn't stand a chance.

I think Spidey has pretty much owned him because he's also an idiot and Parker is near-genius.


But that's because Spider-Man doesn't fight fair.  Spider-Man just electrocutes him every time they fight.  If you took away Spider-Man's powers and gave them to Hydro-Man, Spider-Man wouldn't stand a chance.

/Yes, is being sarcastic for shiats and giggles.
 
2013-01-28 09:21:50 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: But I know, everyone who's under 6' is a midget to you people.


Pffft. Anyone underneath 6'2" is a midget!
 
2013-01-28 09:24:59 PM  
Rhino horns aside, what has my horn buzzing is the new Mary Jane.

img2-3.timeinc.net
 
2013-01-28 09:25:09 PM  
This sounds more like a photoshop contest than an actual story
 
2013-01-28 09:25:54 PM  
Paul Giamatti has been in some movies that I didn't love, but he's always been enjoyable, and is a great actor. I don't know that I'd cast him as The Rhino, but due to the magic of special effects, I wouldn't count him out in any role. His skills as an actor outweighs his mass as a giant fatass, is what I'm saying.

Still not my first pick for that role, but he never disappoints me. I'd have cast Paul Wight, because he's huge and a D+ actor, but he's big, and I'm no casting agent.
 
2013-01-28 09:26:50 PM  

DeltaPunch: How does Rhino get his suit on? Does the face-hole stretch out like 20 times to get around his torso? Or does it have a zipper or something?


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-28 09:27:36 PM  
Dangit, YodaBlues!
 
2013-01-28 09:28:37 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Paul Giamatti is a *good* actor and could bring something to the franchise, subby, just like Alfred Molina did with Spider-Man 2.

Save that Fail tag for yourself.


This. I'll never turn my hose up at a respected actor wanting to take a stab at a Comic Book Movie.

img2.timeinc.net
popdose.com
img2-2.timeinc.net
www.celebs.com
static.guim.co.uk
latimesherocomplex.files.wordpress.com
movies.popcrunch.com
latimesherocomplex.files.wordpress.com
images.hollywood.com
wp.patheos.com


Granted, more than a few of those may push your imagination's limits on "respectable actor", but I felt they were all pretty solid casting decisions with pretty solid actors portraying them. Your mileage may vary.
 
2013-01-28 09:29:41 PM  
Fail? More likely it's a WIN, you dumbass.

Yeah, Hulk Hogan? LOL! Why would we want some idiot who's only ever fought against Colonel Klink?
 
2013-01-28 09:30:22 PM  
How do you make a villain who basically just runs into things interesting?
 
2013-01-28 09:30:45 PM  

Gilligann: ManateeGag: Paul Giamatti is 5'9" tall

Yeah but wouldn't that make him taller than most actors in Hollywood?

They're all midgets. Fancy camera work makes them all look like giants.


Naw, that was only to save on film stock costs. Now that movies are all digital, they're using low-resolution actors and making them sharper in the editing room.
 
2013-01-28 09:31:17 PM  

browntimmy: Shostie: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Paul Giamatti is a *good* actor and could bring something to the franchise, subby, just like Alfred Molina did with Spider-Man 2.

Save that Fail tag for yourself.

I still remember the outrage when they announced that Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker.

They were outraged because a relatively unrespected actor was cast in a really cool role. This is the opposite of that.


My mind just boggled.

/did I just get trolled?
 
2013-01-28 09:32:07 PM  
Regardless of who plays Rhino I would be absolutely shocked if they went with the "guy in a suit" angle. CGI is relatively cheap and complicated forced-perspective sets don't lend themselves to action sequences very well.

Giamatti was one of the best things about Shoot 'Em Up. He was the almost the only good thing about Lady in the Water but in reality there is nothing good about that film, the simple fact that he even came close to making a Shyamalan movie watchable says a lot to me.

Just give him some scenery to eat and we're golden.
 
2013-01-28 09:33:43 PM  
robsmovievault.files.wordpress.com

First thing I thought of.
 
2013-01-28 09:35:44 PM  

mooseyfate: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Paul Giamatti is a *good* actor and could bring something to the franchise, subby, just like Alfred Molina did with Spider-Man 2.

Save that Fail tag for yourself.

This. I'll never turn my hose up at a respected actor wanting to take a stab at a Comic Book Movie.

[img2.timeinc.net image 240x320]
[popdose.com image 300x400]
[img2-2.timeinc.net image 400x300]
[www.celebs.com image 327x270]
[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]
[latimesherocomplex.files.wordpress.com image 600x400]
[movies.popcrunch.com image 538x424]
[latimesherocomplex.files.wordpress.com image 400x224]
[images.hollywood.com image 600x400]
[wp.patheos.com image 333x245]


Granted, more than a few of those may push your imagination's limits on "respectable actor", but I felt they were all pretty solid casting decisions with pretty solid actors portraying them. Your mileage may vary.


The Samuel L one makes a lot of sense when you consider that the artists for The Ultimates series used him as a model for their version of Fury, which he agreed to on condition he get first crack at playing Fury in the movies.
 
2013-01-28 09:37:00 PM  

Colour_out_of_Space: Dangit, YodaBlues!


As bad as that movie is, that scene makes me pee my pants everytime.
 
2013-01-28 09:37:22 PM  

A Shambling Mound: Regardless of who plays Rhino I would be absolutely shocked if they went with the "guy in a suit" angle. CGI is relatively cheap and complicated forced-perspective sets don't lend themselves to action sequences very well.

Giamatti was one of the best things about Shoot 'Em Up. He was the almost the only good thing about Lady in the Water but in reality there is nothing good about that film, the simple fact that he even came close to making a Shyamalan movie watchable says a lot to me.

Just give him some scenery to eat and we're golden.


Yeah, it looks like they're making a run at a modified "Totem" storyline with some other Ultimate Spiderman and Amazing Spiderman threads mixed in. They're going to focus on the genetic modification angle that created The Lizard and Mobius and apply it to other animal-themed Spider-baddies. I suspect after the Rhino we'll see Scorpion, Vulture, Black Cat, and/or Kraven the Hunter.

/wait, all I did was list the villains from the Amazing Spider-Man video game...
//Oh well, I stand by it
 
2013-01-28 09:41:58 PM  

thisiszombocom: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Paul Giamatti is a *good* actor and could bring something to the franchise, subby, just like Alfred Molina did with Spider-Man 2.


he seems a bit more cerebral than i remember the rhino being. it is an odd choice, imho.

still, id watch it only for him.


They can use camera trickery to make him look larger. However, I had the mental image of his face looking like Patrick Warburton as the live action Tick when in the Rhino costume. Still, it could work.
 
2013-01-28 09:42:57 PM  

mooseyfate: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Paul Giamatti is a *good* actor and could bring something to the franchise, subby, just like Alfred Molina did with Spider-Man 2.

Save that Fail tag for yourself.

This. I'll never turn my hose up at a respected actor wanting to take a stab at a Comic Book Movie.

[img2.timeinc.net image 240x320]
[popdose.com image 300x400]
[img2-2.timeinc.net image 400x300]
[www.celebs.com image 327x270]
[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]
[latimesherocomplex.files.wordpress.com image 600x400]
[movies.popcrunch.com image 538x424]
[latimesherocomplex.files.wordpress.com image 400x224]
[images.hollywood.com image 600x400]
[wp.patheos.com image 333x245]


Granted, more than a few of those may push your imagination's limits on "respectable actor", but I felt they were all pretty solid casting decisions with pretty solid actors portraying them. Your mileage may vary.


You left out Brando as Jor-El, the Godfather of them all
 
2013-01-28 09:44:14 PM  

DeltaPunch: How does Rhino get his suit on? Does the face-hole stretch out like 20 times to get around his torso? Or does it have a zipper or something?


He can't take it off. It's stuck to him permanently. How does he piss? I think there was a Tangled Web about that.
 
2013-01-28 09:44:26 PM  

W.C.fields forever: W.C.fields forever: Fun Fact: His Pop,Banished Pete Rose from baseball..IIRC..He had a heart attack three months later.

Oh yeah..And died.

//not so fun fact


...not sure if serious
 
2013-01-28 09:46:34 PM  

Lackofname: I was hoping they were going to do Mysterio.

Thing is Giamatti makes for good characters that talk. He doesn't look tough. The Rhino isn't chatty, he's all muscle. Is he going to be all CGI?


media.comicvine.com

Who says he can't think? Seriously though, he IS dumber than "I hit him with a rock, a really BIG rock" Killer Croc.
 
2013-01-28 09:47:53 PM  
I don't care who plays The Rhino....as long as he looks like this in the movie:

i.imgur.com

/my favorite comic villain for the past 37 years
 
2013-01-28 09:48:05 PM  
Wait, I got the wops confused and was thinking of James Gandolfini. Yeah, Giamatti is a terrible idea.
 
2013-01-28 09:55:38 PM  

YodaBlues: DeltaPunch: How does Rhino get his suit on? Does the face-hole stretch out like 20 times to get around his torso? Or does it have a zipper or something?

[25.media.tumblr.com image 500x283]
First thing I thought of.


Those are among the dumbest movies on the planet, but they still make me laugh. I'm going to YouTube right now to watch that part...
 
2013-01-28 09:59:47 PM  

Dawg47: W.C.fields forever: W.C.fields forever: Fun Fact: His Pop,Banished Pete Rose from baseball..IIRC..He had a heart attack three months later.

Oh yeah..And died.

//not so fun fact

...not sure if serious


True story.Bart Giamatti was his Pop.
 
2013-01-28 10:07:33 PM  

W.C.fields forever: Dawg47: W.C.fields forever: W.C.fields forever: Fun Fact: His Pop,Banished Pete Rose from baseball..IIRC..He had a heart attack three months later.

Oh yeah..And died.

//not so fun fact

...not sure if serious

True story.Bart Giamatti was his Pop.


Actually nine days after he banished Pete Rose.
 
2013-01-28 10:23:59 PM  

Free Radical: How do you make a villain who basically just runs into things interesting?


Have him yell "I'm the Juggernaut, biatch"?
 
2013-01-28 10:24:52 PM  

mooseyfate: A Shambling Mound: Regardless of who plays Rhino I would be absolutely shocked if they went with the "guy in a suit" angle. CGI is relatively cheap and complicated forced-perspective sets don't lend themselves to action sequences very well.

Giamatti was one of the best things about Shoot 'Em Up. He was the almost the only good thing about Lady in the Water but in reality there is nothing good about that film, the simple fact that he even came close to making a Shyamalan movie watchable says a lot to me.

Just give him some scenery to eat and we're golden.

Yeah, it looks like they're making a run at a modified "Totem" storyline with some other Ultimate Spiderman and Amazing Spiderman threads mixed in. They're going to focus on the genetic modification angle that created The Lizard and Mobius and apply it to other animal-themed Spider-baddies. I suspect after the Rhino we'll see Scorpion, Vulture, Black Cat, and/or Kraven the Hunter.

/wait, all I did was list the villains from the Amazing Spider-Man video game...
//Oh well, I stand by it


Maybe they can have Tobey Maguire play Ezekial

/You know, for the lulz
//Are you the man who dreamed of being a spider? Or the spider who dreamed of being a man?
 
2013-01-28 10:27:22 PM  

Fano: Lackofname: I was hoping they were going to do Mysterio.

Thing is Giamatti makes for good characters that talk. He doesn't look tough. The Rhino isn't chatty, he's all muscle. Is he going to be all CGI?

[media.comicvine.com image 400x578]

Who says he can't think? Seriously though, he IS dumber than "I hit him with a rock, a really BIG rock" Killer Croc.


i89.photobucket.com

/I couldn't find a decent shot of their reaction in that episode, so I went and made my own right quick
 
2013-01-28 10:33:15 PM  

BattleFrenchie28: mooseyfate: A Shambling Mound: Regardless of who plays Rhino I would be absolutely shocked if they went with the "guy in a suit" angle. CGI is relatively cheap and complicated forced-perspective sets don't lend themselves to action sequences very well.

Giamatti was one of the best things about Shoot 'Em Up. He was the almost the only good thing about Lady in the Water but in reality there is nothing good about that film, the simple fact that he even came close to making a Shyamalan movie watchable says a lot to me.

Just give him some scenery to eat and we're golden.

Yeah, it looks like they're making a run at a modified "Totem" storyline with some other Ultimate Spiderman and Amazing Spiderman threads mixed in. They're going to focus on the genetic modification angle that created The Lizard and Mobius and apply it to other animal-themed Spider-baddies. I suspect after the Rhino we'll see Scorpion, Vulture, Black Cat, and/or Kraven the Hunter.

/wait, all I did was list the villains from the Amazing Spider-Man video game...
//Oh well, I stand by it

Maybe they can have Tobey Maguire play Ezekial

/You know, for the lulz
//Are you the man who dreamed of being a spider? Or the spider who dreamed of being a man?


He'd make a great Ben Reilly.
 
2013-01-28 10:43:06 PM  
Bonesaw is reaadddyyyyyy!!!
 
2013-01-28 10:43:29 PM  

A Shambling Mound: Giamatti was one of the best things about Shoot 'Em Up. He was the almost the only good thing about Lady in the Water but in reality there is nothing good about that film, the simple fact that he even came close to making a Shyamalan movie watchable says a lot to me.

Just give him some scenery to eat and we're golden.


Yeah, I can't wait to see Giamatti play that same character he always does, except this time in a Rhino costume.
Damn, this franchise is gettin more boned than Star Trek, and that's sayin something....
 
2013-01-28 10:46:44 PM  

ManateeGag: Blues_X: And the Hulk wasn't even played by a huge green guy!

THE NERVE!

The problem is, Hulk is a transformation from small guy to big buy.  Rhino is some big dude in a suit.  Paul Giamatti is 5'9" tall.  He could play a crime boss maybe, but not a hulking thug like Rhino.


I'm going to have to agree with this. Seriously, when I think the Rhino, I think some big dude. Not Hulk or Juggernaut big, but way bigger than Paul Diamatti.
 
2013-01-28 10:47:51 PM  

ManateeGag: The problem is, Hulk is a transformation from small guy to big buy.  Rhino is some big dude in a suit.  Paul Giamatti is 5'9" tall.  He could play a crime boss maybe, but not a hulking thug like Rhino.


You do know that Elijah Wood and the other LotR Hobbits aren't really three feet tall, right?
 
2013-01-28 10:49:17 PM  

kwame: There was an Avengers comic in which Loki gave Hydro Man the intelligence to know how to use his powers, and he whipped the sh*t out of a couple of Avengers.


Amazing Spider Man 315. During Acts of Vengeance. I was BIG into collecting then and Spidey was my favorite super hero. This was one of my favorite comics in McFarlane's run for a long while.
 
2013-01-28 11:05:23 PM  
Shoot 'Em Up?

great movie, plus Monica Belluci
 
2013-01-28 11:11:47 PM  
I think he could do a great job with the character.

Although I'd almost rather see Danny Devito play it instead, but as "Frank" from IASIP.
 
2013-01-28 11:15:17 PM  

Fano: DeltaPunch: How does Rhino get his suit on? Does the face-hole stretch out like 20 times to get around his torso? Or does it have a zipper or something?

He can't take it off. It's stuck to him permanently. How does he piss?


I think he just shoots it out his horn.
 
2013-01-28 11:21:03 PM  
I didn't know my name is Paul Giamotti.
 
2013-01-28 11:22:28 PM  

mooseyfate: This. I'll never turn my hose up at a respected actor wanting to take a stab at a Comic Book Movie.


Exactly that. More power to 'em.


thisiszombocom: he seems a bit more cerebral than i remember the rhino being. it is an odd choice, imho.

still, id watch it only for him.


I'd be willing to give it a shot, that's for damn sure.


CraicBaby: Agreed. Have people not seen Shoot 'Em Up?


I'm guessing that the answer to that may depress you.


Lackofname: I was hoping they were going to do Mysterio.


I know it's not the Raimiverse anymore, but Bruce Campbell HAS to play Mysterio.
 
2013-01-28 11:23:50 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Paul Giamatti is a *good* actor and could bring something to the franchise, subby, just like Alfred Molina did with Spider-Man 2.

Save that Fail tag for yourself.

Indeed.

Fluorescent Testicle: ManateeGag: The problem is, Hulk is a transformation from small guy to big buy.  Rhino is some big dude in a suit.  Paul Giamatti is 5'9" tall.  He could play a crime boss maybe, but not a hulking thug like Rhino.

You do know that Elijah Wood and the other LotR Hobbits aren't really three feet tall, right?


Ok it was covered. I was gonna ask how tall are the guys who played Hobbits in the Lord Of the Rings series? Movie magic might just make him a convincing Rhino
 
2013-01-28 11:27:24 PM  

lokisbong: Ok it was covered. I was gonna ask how tall are the guys who played Hobbits in the Lord Of the Rings series? Movie magic might just make him a convincing Rhino


I was going to say, the last time I checked, Rhys Ifans wasn't a giant hulking human/lizard hybrid.
 
2013-01-28 11:28:39 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Alfred Molina



But... Doc Ock is supposed to be a pudgy white nerd type

Rhino is supposed to be a big musclebound meathead
 
2013-01-28 11:31:25 PM  

BioStormX: But... Doc Ock is supposed to be a pudgy white nerd type

Rhino is supposed to be a big musclebound meathead


All possible through movie magic.

Just something to chalk up to "wait and see."
 
2013-01-28 11:38:36 PM  

Fluorescent Testicle: ManateeGag: The problem is, Hulk is a transformation from small guy to big buy.  Rhino is some big dude in a suit.  Paul Giamatti is 5'9" tall.  He could play a crime boss maybe, but not a hulking thug like Rhino.

You do know that Elijah Wood and the other LotR Hobbits aren't really three feet tall, right?


Terrible example, IMO. I know I'm going against the grain of those who loved those movies, but for me the illusion was shattered every time the Hobbits and humans shared the frame. It always jumped right out at my eyes: THIS IS COMPUTER WIZARDRY YOU ARE WATCHING!
 
2013-01-28 11:41:12 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: lokisbong: Ok it was covered. I was gonna ask how tall are the guys who played Hobbits in the Lord Of the Rings series? Movie magic might just make him a convincing Rhino

I was going to say, the last time I checked, Rhys Ifans wasn't a giant hulking human/lizard hybrid.


Not a huge Harry potter fan either but I'm pretty sure Hagrid was played by a normal sized dude too. Yep Robbie Coltrane is only 6' 1" not nearly the giant the movies made him out to be.
 
2013-01-28 11:43:42 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Terrible example, IMO. I know I'm going against the grain of those who loved those movies, but for me the illusion was shattered every time the Hobbits and humans shared the frame. It always jumped right out at my eyes: THIS IS COMPUTER WIZARDRY YOU ARE WATCHING!


... You mean except for the part where it was a forced perspective camera trick, not computer wizardry? :P
 
2013-01-28 11:44:51 PM  
Uh, Giamatti's specialty is dialogue, so that's gonna be a really... weird interpretation of rhino.

Not necessarily bad, of course, but I predict the five people that like the comics version of the villain are gonna hate this movie a lot.
 
2013-01-28 11:49:00 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: mooseyfate: This. I'll never turn my hose up at a respected actor wanting to take a stab at a Comic Book Movie.

Exactly that. More power to 'em.


thisiszombocom: he seems a bit more cerebral than i remember the rhino being. it is an odd choice, imho.

still, id watch it only for him.

I'd be willing to give it a shot, that's for damn sure.


CraicBaby: Agreed. Have people not seen Shoot 'Em Up?

I'm guessing that the answer to that may depress you.


Lackofname: I was hoping they were going to do Mysterio.

I know it's not the Raimiverse anymore, but Bruce Campbell HAS to play Mysterio.


If only Bruce was 30 years younger. He is the only actor I can think of that could do justice to the traditional spiderman banter/quip/general snarky comment.
 
2013-01-28 11:55:16 PM  
Is the Fail tag for Subby's suggestion that Hulk Hogan would be an acceptable alternative to anyone, let alone Paul Giamatti, playing Rhino?
 
2013-01-29 12:20:03 AM  

Fluorescent Testicle: B.L.Z. Bub: Terrible example, IMO. I know I'm going against the grain of those who loved those movies, but for me the illusion was shattered every time the Hobbits and humans shared the frame. It always jumped right out at my eyes: THIS IS COMPUTER WIZARDRY YOU ARE WATCHING!

... You mean except for the part where it was a forced perspective camera trick, not computer wizardry? :P


D'oh! Not to mention the parts where they used little people for stand-ins in faraway/behind-the-head shots. Ah, you know what I meant! :P
 
2013-01-29 12:22:17 AM  

Wayne 985: As I understand, Rhino in "Ultimate Spider-Man" is simply a nerdy guy in a robotic suit. I can see that interpretation being used for a film.


THIS!

Everyone needs to calm their tits.
 
2013-01-29 12:41:40 AM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: Eddie.
Brock.

Topher.
Grace.

I rest my case.


You say that as if that was a good casting choice, in retrospect

/news flash: it wasn't.
 
2013-01-29 12:43:50 AM  

HeartBurnKid: You say that as if that was a good casting choice, in retrospect


I read his post as "Anything, literally anything, would be better than that choice was."
 
2013-01-29 12:55:18 AM  

Lazakesau: Wayne 985: As I understand, Rhino in "Ultimate Spider-Man" is simply a nerdy guy in a robotic suit. I can see that interpretation being used for a film.

THIS!

Everyone needs to calm their tits.


Exactly. They'll use Ultimate Rhino, and he'll be a big Transformers style CGI.

I think the bigger issues is that Hollywood still hasn't farking learned anything: More villains don't make for better movies! I don't care who plays the Rhino or Electro. I'm wondering why they're in the same damn movie!
 
2013-01-29 01:01:44 AM  
Hey, Subtard, in the comic book Rhino was a scrawny white guy to begin with. In some variations he's just in a rhino suit. It isn't far-fetched. It's good casting. Do some research next time.
 
2013-01-29 01:38:35 AM  

skepticultist: Lazakesau: Wayne 985: As I understand, Rhino in "Ultimate Spider-Man" is simply a nerdy guy in a robotic suit. I can see that interpretation being used for a film.

THIS!

Everyone needs to calm their tits.

Exactly. They'll use Ultimate Rhino, and he'll be a big Transformers style CGI.

I think the bigger issues is that Hollywood still hasn't farking learned anything: More villains don't make for better movies! I don't care who plays the Rhino or Electro. I'm wondering why they're in the same damn movie!


Rhino and Electro don't have any particular reason to work together. It would take some writing to make it better. Naw fark it, just have several of Spider-man's enemies attack him in the last 30 minutes of the film.
 
2013-01-29 01:43:19 AM  
So... Is this another reboot, or a sequel of the latest reboot?
 
2013-01-29 01:58:58 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: So... Is this another reboot, or a sequel of the latest reboot?


Both. It reboots again during the fight scene near the end. They crash into a chorus line of effeminate Peter Parkers and it's revealed they've been on a Hollywood set the whole time.
 
2013-01-29 02:32:11 AM  

Brick-House: Rhino horns aside, what has my horn buzzing is the new Mary Jane.

[img2-3.timeinc.net image 240x320]


I'll stick with Gwen Stacy.
splashpage.mtv.com
 
2013-01-29 02:50:16 AM  

skepticultist: Lazakesau: Wayne 985: As I understand, Rhino in "Ultimate Spider-Man" is simply a nerdy guy in a robotic suit. I can see that interpretation being used for a film.

THIS!

Everyone needs to calm their tits.

Exactly. They'll use Ultimate Rhino, and he'll be a big Transformers style CGI.

I think the bigger issues is that Hollywood still hasn't farking learned anything: More villains don't make for better movies! I don't care who plays the Rhino or Electro. I'm wondering why they're in the same damn movie!


It can work. Each film of The Dark Knight trilogy had two major super-villains (including Catwoman for the sake of simplicity). X2, the best of that series, had Magneto and William Stryker.

Of course, they can always go the Spider-Man 3 route and have it turn to crap, but I think it all depends on the individual film.
 
2013-01-29 02:56:40 AM  
What next? Ian McShane playing a dwarf instead of an actual dwarf actor? Pfft! He's 5' 9" - that's just silly.
 
mhd
2013-01-29 03:05:32 AM  

skepticultist: More villains don't make for better movies!


Villains aren't the problems. It's forcing several backstories into the same script. If the Avengers would've started out from scratch and you had to introduce Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk and the also-rans, it would've been a disaster. Same is true for villains. Which is why it worked out somewhat in the X-Men movies -- I'm not the biggest fan of Singer's work there, but as they're all "just" mutants, you don't have to come up with separate sub-plots to justify both their powers and their turn towards villainy.

First scene, Spidey 2: Stilt-man appears, robs a bank. Spidey appears, wraps him up, makes a joke, takes some photos. Next scene. No three act study of the criminal mind required. Save that for the main villains -- if at all.
 
2013-01-29 03:58:13 AM  

ManateeGag: Blues_X: And the Hulk wasn't even played by a huge green guy!

THE NERVE!

The problem is, Hulk is a transformation from small guy to big buy.  Rhino is some big dude in a suit.  Paul Giamatti is 5'9" tall.  He could play a crime boss maybe, but not a hulking thug like Rhino.


This is where "movie magic" comes into play. A good crew can make a 5'5" person look 6'3" without breaking a sweat. But not 6'4", of course. That's just silly.
 
2013-01-29 04:25:51 AM  

mooseyfate: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Paul Giamatti is a *good* actor and could bring something to the franchise, subby, just like Alfred Molina did with Spider-Man 2.

Save that Fail tag for yourself.

This. I'll never turn my hose up at a respected actor wanting to take a stab at a Comic Book Movie.

Granted, more than a few of those may push your imagination's limits on "respectable actor", but I felt they were all pretty solid casting decisions with pretty solid actors portraying them. Your mileage may vary.


Funny, I don't see Giamatti's Sideways co-star anywhere in this thread...

collider.com
 
2013-01-29 05:41:47 AM  
This is from the video game based on the movie, so he'll probably look like this. A CGI transformation like the Lizard and the version of the Rhino from the last USM cartoon
www.gamepur.com
 
2013-01-29 06:07:02 AM  

the_rhino: I didn't know my name is Paul Giamotti.


No... Paul Giamatti will be portraying you in a movie. Know the difference!

I'm holding out for Robert Patrick to portray me in a movie...
 
2013-01-29 06:40:07 AM  

MrEricSir: moothemagiccow: MrEricSir: Ugh. They're churning out more of these movies?

This is why we can't have nice things.

they made like 300 million dollars
but so did spiderman 3

Yeah, you could say it's the audience's fault, but I have a hard time blaming the victims.


As long as Sony keeps churning out sequels, they hold on to the rights to the character longer. We're probably stuck with Spider-Man movies every few years for eternity, with a reboot every decade or so.

/seriously - no Kraven the Hunter yet?
 
2013-01-29 06:47:22 AM  

Fano: Rhino and Electro don't have any particular reason to work together


Start of a Sinister Six plot?
 
2013-01-29 07:17:03 AM  
Wtf, James Gandolfini all super-busy? He'd be perfect as rhino.
 
2013-01-29 07:30:28 AM  
Im surprised they havn't gone on the cheap and just used Hydro-Man as the villian since CGI water has been overdone.
 
2013-01-29 07:51:58 AM  

CraicBaby: Agreed. Have people not seen Shoot 'Em Up?


Giamatti is still picking the scenery out of his teeth from that one.
 
2013-01-29 08:16:44 AM  

HeartBurnKid: You say that as if that was a good casting choice, in retrospect


That's not how I say it at all.

In fact, I usually say it with tears streaming down my face because now Venom/Brock can never be cool again. Ever. In any medium.

/ EVER
 
2013-01-29 08:23:26 AM  
Oh is this some sort of game?
who can miscast actors the most?

How about.. Elija Wood as.. Kraven the hunter.. and Garry Oldman as Tombstone..
 
2013-01-29 08:25:49 AM  

Mcavity: Oh is this some sort of game?
who can miscast actors the most?

How about.. Elija Wood as.. Kraven the hunter.. and Garry Oldman as Tombstone..


Jack Black as The Jackal
 
2013-01-29 08:46:05 AM  
Hell, they found a way to actually make me want to see a Spider-Man movie.
 
2013-01-29 08:54:01 AM  

MrEricSir: moothemagiccow: MrEricSir: Ugh. They're churning out more of these movies?

This is why we can't have nice things.

they made like 300 million dollars
but so did spiderman 3

Yeah, you could say it's the audience's fault, but I have a hard time blaming the victims.


That's a WHOLE LOT of "victims" though.
 
2013-01-29 09:11:00 AM  
Peter Dinklage as Kraven

/so Elija Wood's "Just a Guy Named Joe" stands taller
//I know that's not obscure
 
2013-01-29 09:12:46 AM  
This is the equivalent of Tom Cruise playing the part of Jack Reacher.
 
2013-01-29 09:23:18 AM  

Shostie: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Paul Giamatti is a *good* actor and could bring something to the franchise, subby, just like Alfred Molina did with Spider-Man 2.

Save that Fail tag for yourself.

I still remember the outrage when they announced that Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker.


I think everyone in that group is now more open-minded about every single thing that happens in their life.
 
2013-01-29 09:24:54 AM  

IMDWalrus: MrEricSir: moothemagiccow: MrEricSir: Ugh. They're churning out more of these movies?

This is why we can't have nice things.

they made like 300 million dollars
but so did spiderman 3

Yeah, you could say it's the audience's fault, but I have a hard time blaming the victims.

As long as Sony keeps churning out sequels, they hold on to the rights to the character longer. We're probably stuck with Spider-Man movies every few years for eternity, with a reboot every decade or so.

/seriously - no Kraven the Hunter yet?


That might be the third movie with the death of Gwen Stacy. That could set him up to be the villain in the fourth movie as he tries to bring revenge on Spidy.

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Lackofname: I was hoping they were going to do Mysterio.

I know it's not the Raimiverse anymore, but Bruce Campbell HAS to play Mysterio.


Thank you for making me want that concept. Bruce Campbell would make an excellent Mysterio.
 
2013-01-29 09:26:17 AM  
To be honest I'd rather see that than Hulk Hogan but I think the Dwayne Johnson could pull off a decent Rhino as well.
 
2013-01-29 09:29:54 AM  
images2.wikia.nocookie.net

Yeah, imagine this well known comedic actor playing the iconic dark knight. That's just cra....never mind.
 
2013-01-29 09:31:29 AM  

W.C.fields forever: True story.Bart Giamatti was his Pop.


So that's why I ruled out C. "pfft, yeah right, how could an elderly Baseball commissioner play the Hulk?" is always my reaction. Hey Paul, ever hear of this thing called a stage name?
 
2013-01-29 10:01:46 AM  
I'm okay with this.
 
2013-01-29 10:15:37 AM  

mooseyfate: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Paul Giamatti is a *good* actor and could bring something to the franchise, subby, just like Alfred Molina did with Spider-Man 2.

Save that Fail tag for yourself.

This. I'll never turn my hose up at a respected actor wanting to take a stab at a Comic Book Movie.

[img2.timeinc.net image 240x320]
[popdose.com image 300x400]
[img2-2.timeinc.net image 400x300]
[www.celebs.com image 327x270]
[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]
[latimesherocomplex.files.wordpress.com image 600x400]
[movies.popcrunch.com image 538x424]
[latimesherocomplex.files.wordpress.com image 400x224]
[images.hollywood.com image 600x400]
[wp.patheos.com image 333x245]


Granted, more than a few of those may push your imagination's limits on "respectable actor", but I felt they were all pretty solid casting decisions with pretty solid actors portraying them. Your mileage may vary.


I'm pretty sure Kelsey Grammer had one of the best portrayals of Beast I can imagine in a live action movie. I was never big into Thor but I felt like Idris Elba did a great job in that movie regardless of what Heimdall is supposed to be. For some reason the one out of all of those that really threw me off before the movie was made was War Machine. I can actually remember having an ongoing joke about "The Don Cheadle War Machine" (not amusing at all now) with some friends in the lead up to Iron Man 2. It was definitely a change of pace for him but it certainly worked.
 
2013-01-29 10:25:47 AM  
1. Giamatti is not a great choice. Good actor, but not for the role. But then again, yeah lots of actors in weird action roles work out.
2. The Rock is good in movies, but it would be a waste for his entry into the Marvel universe to be The Rhino. I would like to see him in a recurring role as a villain instead of a hero though.
3. Hogan doesn't belong in movies.
4. Is Rhino going to be the only villain? Or is he going to be a mega-henchman for Osborn/Gobby?
 
2013-01-29 10:33:23 AM  
With all the praise or hatred of Paul Giamatti I'm surprised more people just aren't complaining about the farking Rhino being in the film regardless of who plays him.
 
2013-01-29 11:36:11 AM  

jonny_q: 1. Giamatti is not a great choice. Good actor, but not for the role. But then again, yeah lots of actors in weird action roles work out.
2. The Rock is good in movies, but it would be a waste for his entry into the Marvel universe to be The Rhino. I would like to see him in a recurring role as a villain instead of a hero though.
3. Hogan doesn't belong in movies.
4. Is Rhino going to be the only villain? Or is he going to be a mega-henchman for Osborn/Gobby?


www.comicbookmovie.com
 
2013-01-29 11:51:22 AM  

indarwinsshadow: jonny_q: 1. Giamatti is not a great choice. Good actor, but not for the role. But then again, yeah lots of actors in weird action roles work out.
2. The Rock is good in movies, but it would be a waste for his entry into the Marvel universe to be The Rhino. I would like to see him in a recurring role as a villain instead of a hero though.
3. Hogan doesn't belong in movies.
4. Is Rhino going to be the only villain? Or is he going to be a mega-henchman for Osborn/Gobby?


What does Shazam have to do with anything?

/ducks
 
2013-01-29 11:56:06 AM  

mooseyfate: browntimmy: Shostie: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Paul Giamatti is a *good* actor and could bring something to the franchise, subby, just like Alfred Molina did with Spider-Man 2.

Save that Fail tag for yourself.

I still remember the outrage when they announced that Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker.

They were outraged because a relatively unrespected actor was cast in a really cool role. This is the opposite of that.

My mind just boggled.

/did I just get trolled?


No,you're just forgetting things pre-Dark Knight. Ledger was known for being in the gay cowboy movie and a few smaller roles in mediocre movies, So pretty much no one's first chocie to play the Joker.

My point was, in this case, Giamatti is no one's first choice because we're not used to seeing him play roles that seem this ridiculously cheesy.
 
2013-01-29 12:25:24 PM  
Why not Lou Ferrigno? Better than the silly cameos & voice acting (whether he got credit or not) in the recent Hulk movies:

strengthdisciple.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-29 12:40:00 PM  

browntimmy: mooseyfate: browntimmy: Shostie: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Paul Giamatti is a *good* actor and could bring something to the franchise, subby, just like Alfred Molina did with Spider-Man 2.

Save that Fail tag for yourself.

I still remember the outrage when they announced that Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker.

They were outraged because a relatively unrespected actor was cast in a really cool role. This is the opposite of that.

My mind just boggled.

/did I just get trolled?

No,you're just forgetting things pre-Dark Knight. Ledger was known for being in the gay cowboy movie and a few smaller roles in mediocre movies, So pretty much no one's first chocie to play the Joker.

My point was, in this case, Giamatti is no one's first choice because we're not used to seeing him play roles that seem this ridiculously cheesy.


Hmm. I was actually a fan of his before the Dark Knight and thought he would be awesome for the role. Oh well.
 
2013-01-29 01:03:01 PM  
s7.postimage.org
 
2013-01-29 01:13:21 PM  

YodaBlues: DeltaPunch: How does Rhino get his suit on? Does the face-hole stretch out like 20 times to get around his torso? Or does it have a zipper or something?

[25.media.tumblr.com image 500x283]
First thing I thought of.


Kinda hot in those rhinos.
 
2013-01-29 01:47:32 PM  
This guy would have been perfect:

chinadailymail.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-29 02:19:30 PM  

carrion_luggage: This guy would have been perfect:

[chinadailymail.files.wordpress.com image 450x350]


lol
 
2013-01-29 02:48:08 PM  
Why not cast him as the Ventriloquist and be done with it?
 
2013-01-29 03:09:12 PM  
This movie needs more hamster balls!

/Obvious?
 
2013-01-29 03:28:16 PM  

skepticultist: Lazakesau: Wayne 985: As I understand, Rhino in "Ultimate Spider-Man" is simply a nerdy guy in a robotic suit. I can see that interpretation being used for a film.

THIS!

Everyone needs to calm their tits.

Exactly. They'll use Ultimate Rhino, and he'll be a big Transformers style CGI.

I think the bigger issues is that Hollywood still hasn't farking learned anything: More villains don't make for better movies! I don't care who plays the Rhino or Electro. I'm wondering why they're in the same damn movie!


Right. It should be Electro & The Shocker
 
2013-01-29 03:59:18 PM  

Fesic: Why not cast him as the Ventriloquist and be done with it?


Oh, you!
 
2013-01-29 04:18:20 PM  
why not wilford brimly?
 
2013-01-29 05:53:12 PM  

zjoik: why not wilford brimly?


They're saving him for The Walrus.
 
2013-01-29 07:02:54 PM  
I think the bigger issues is that Hollywood still hasn't farking learned anything: More villains don't make for better movies! I don't care who plays the Rhino or Electro. I'm wondering why they're in the same damn movie!


Thank you!!!!!! Came here to say this. One villain and a good story please!
 
2013-01-29 07:21:37 PM  

mooseyfate: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Paul Giamatti is a *good* actor and could bring something to the franchise, subby, just like Alfred Molina did with Spider-Man 2.

Save that Fail tag for yourself.

This. I'll never turn my hose up at a respected actor wanting to take a stab at a Comic Book Movie.

[img2.timeinc.net image 240x320]
[popdose.com image 300x400]
[img2-2.timeinc.net image 400x300]
[www.celebs.com image 327x270]
[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]
[latimesherocomplex.files.wordpress.com image 600x400]
[movies.popcrunch.com image 538x424]
[latimesherocomplex.files.wordpress.com image 400x224]
[images.hollywood.com image 600x400]
[wp.patheos.com image 333x245]


Granted, more than a few of those may push your imagination's limits on "respectable actor", but I felt they were all pretty solid casting decisions with pretty solid actors portraying them. Your mileage may vary.


I like every one of those actors, but Hopkins as Odin sucked donkey nuts. He looked like someone collecting a paycheck, not a trained actor. He dragged the movie down for me.

/Hiddleston as Loki was fantastic, however
 
2013-01-29 07:44:31 PM  
i.imgur.com

The GIMP is a dangerous tool in the hands of the temporarily bored.
 
2013-01-29 08:01:59 PM  

Droog8912: mooseyfate: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Paul Giamatti is a *good* actor and could bring something to the franchise, subby, just like Alfred Molina did with Spider-Man 2.

Save that Fail tag for yourself.

This. I'll never turn my hose up at a respected actor wanting to take a stab at a Comic Book Movie.

[img2.timeinc.net image 240x320]
[popdose.com image 300x400]
[img2-2.timeinc.net image 400x300]
[www.celebs.com image 327x270]
[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]
[latimesherocomplex.files.wordpress.com image 600x400]
[movies.popcrunch.com image 538x424]
[latimesherocomplex.files.wordpress.com image 400x224]
[images.hollywood.com image 600x400]
[wp.patheos.com image 333x245]


Granted, more than a few of those may push your imagination's limits on "respectable actor", but I felt they were all pretty solid casting decisions with pretty solid actors portraying them. Your mileage may vary.

I like every one of those actors, but Hopkins as Odin sucked donkey nuts. He looked like someone collecting a paycheck, not a trained actor. He dragged the movie down for me.

/Hiddleston as Loki was fantastic, however


If I'd ever seen Hiddleston in anything before Thor, I would have included him for sure. I'm sad that he won't be a villain again anytime soon. And as far as Hopkins goes, I'm not really sure how you could arrive at the conclusion that he sucked donkey nuts, he didn't do too awful much during the course of the movie. What little he did do, I felt he had solid "Odin" vibe about him. Yes, he was clearly just collecting a paycheck, but he wasn't terrible, either. Sometimes all a role requires you to do is show up, chew some scenery, and head back home. I'd say he nailed it. Now if the movie had been called "Odin", I could see the disappointment. Regardless, the "mileage may vary" I tacked on at the end of my post was also whether or not you liked them in their respective movies/roles, not necessarily that you may or may not consider them to be "respected actors".
 
2013-01-29 08:43:53 PM  

mooseyfate:

If I'd ever seen Hiddleston in anything before Thor, I would have included him for sure. I'm sad that he won't be a villain again anytime soon. And as far as Hopkins goes, I'm not really sure how you could arrive at the conclusion that he sucked donkey nuts, he didn't do too awful much during the course of the movie. What little he did do, I felt he had solid "Odin" vibe about him. Yes, he was clearly just collecting a paycheck, but he wasn't terrible, either. Sometimes all a role requires you to do is show up, chew some scenery, and head back home. I'd say he nailed it. Now if the movie had been called "Odin", I could see the disappointment. Regardless, the "mileage may vary" I tacked on at the end of my post was also whether or not you liked them in their respective movies/roles, not necessarily that you may or may not consider them to be ...


Let me clarify. I like every one of those actors in those roles displayed, except Hopkins. As Odin, he came off to me as a doddering old fool with no parenting abilities with neither a kingly nor powerful presence. Not exactly the "Allfather" to me.

To me, Alfred Molina as Doc Oc strikes as exactly the point you were making; respected actor playing a questioned role that turned out brilliantly. McKellan, Stewart, Grammer, Jackson, and Downey were perfect for their respective roles; it would have been more surprising if they had performed poorly. The others I either don't know well enough to comment on, or, in Cheadle's case, had no opinion.
 
2013-01-29 09:09:03 PM  

HeartBurnKid: Vegan Meat Popsicle: Eddie.
Brock.

Topher.
Grace.

I rest my case.

You say that as if that was a good casting choice, in retrospect

/news flash: it wasn't.


He was perfectly cast, you morons. He was the Anti-Spider-Man -- a goofy, luckless nerd who got super powers and used them to indulge his petty power fantasies and take revenge on people whose only crime was being better than him.

It's the comic book Venom that is an irredeemably stupid waste of time.
 
2013-01-29 11:53:18 PM  
I think " the rock" is the best one for this role. He looks tough and big. He looks scary too.
 
2013-01-30 01:22:44 AM  
Shostie: I still remember the outrage when they announced that Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker.

go back a couple decades, people were outraged at Michael Keaton as Batman.



go back a couple more decades, people were outraged a black woman playing a maid in the Deep South could be nominated for an Oscar
 
2013-01-30 01:24:40 AM  
<i>This is from the video game based on the movie, so he'll probably look like this. A CGI transformation like the Lizard and the version of the Rhino from the last USM cartoon </i>


Is he naked in that picture?!?
 
2013-01-30 04:13:13 AM  

Shostie: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Paul Giamatti is a *good* actor and could bring something to the franchise, subby, just like Alfred Molina did with Spider-Man 2.

Save that Fail tag for yourself.

I still remember the outrage when they announced that Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker.


That was all part of the plan...
 
2013-01-30 09:42:25 PM  
I wish Sony would just stop.

Just. Stop.
 
2013-01-31 03:06:16 AM  

Shrugging Atlas: With all the praise or hatred of Paul Giamatti I'm surprised more people just aren't complaining about the farking Rhino being in the film regardless of who plays him.


The Rhino seems like one of the most memorable villains, to me, from the old 60's era animated cartoons.
 
Displayed 159 of 159 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report