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First Look: The Arrival of The Rhino

Any fan of Spider-Man is aware that over the course of 50 plus years, he has amassed quite an extensive, and mostly awesome rouges gallery. From the Green Goblin to The Chameleon to The Vulture. From Doctor Octopus to The Scorpion to Kraven the Hunter. Then of course we have Venom, Carnage and the list could go on for a while.

When considering a movie with any of these guys, a huge discussion must always be had about whether or not any of them could translate well to the screen, right? Take a guy like the Rhino for instance. Created by the master behind many of Marvel Comic's most famous characters, writer Stan Lee and artist John Romita Sr.,  he made his first appearance during the Silver Age of comics in "The Amazing Spider-Man" # 41 (Oct. 1966). The character is basically a thug-for-hire who volunteers to be a test subject in an experiment that ends up bonding a very strong polymer to his skin. He also gains increased strength and speed. Here's the issue: He ends up looking like a Rhino, complete with horns and all. Great for the comics, but not so great for a decidedly more serious film.

Thankfully, new images released of Paul Giamatti as The Rhino on the set of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, suggest a kind of re-imagining of the character, much like what we've seen with Jamie Foxx as Max Dillon, a.k.a. Electro. If so, it would be a welcomed approach. How might you feel about this bit of news, Fusers? Share your thoughts with us!


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Steven Armstrong is an editor and staff writer for Entertainment Fuse's Movie Department. He also is a creative writer of fiction and poetry, an occasional filmmaker and electronic musician who enjoys reading, writing, video games, movies and any good story.

Should you be curious, he can also be found talking about movies for the Center 4 Cinephiles (C4C) on YouTube.

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