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(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
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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.

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I'll stick with Gwen Stacy.
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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.
 
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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...

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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
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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  
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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.

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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:

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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  
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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?

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First thing I thought of.


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

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2013-01-29 02:19:30 PM  

carrion_luggage: This guy would have been perfect:

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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.

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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  
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