The 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' trailer is here, and if you thought this was just going to be a teaser that would mildly hint at what's to come, you're wrong. This new trailer is chockfull of everything you want from a Spider-Man movie, including Rhino, Green Goblin and Electro, plus some preeeeetty interesting hints at what villains could be coming in 'Amazing Spider-Man 3.'
I can't do it. I can't remove myself from the reality of my surroundings and engage with 'Saving Mr. Banks' on pure moviegoing terms.
Maybe it's a fault within me. Maybe I cling to cynicism too much. But if John Lee Hancock's film met me just halfway – if this were a roman a clef and the names of P.L. Travers, Walt Disney and Mary Poppins were changed – perhaps I could get over the hump and care about this picture more. But at the end of the day, this is a movie about Disney, made by Disney, in which a Disney business deal is presented as a transformative good. When the big emotional breakthrough happens at freaking Disneyland that was when I had to get off the ride.
We've heard rumblings of the Sinister Six in future 'Amazing Spider-Man' movies, a plan that would theoretically bring back villains from the first film and the upcoming 'Amazing Spider-Man 2.' Now, we seemingly have some confirmation of that plan as Paul Giamatti has confirmed that he will return as The Rhino in 'Amazing Spider-Man 3.'
We've seen some glimpses of Paul Giamatti as Rhino in 'Amazing Spider-Man 2,' though we haven't seen the real deal just yet -- all the pics have been of the actor in a sort of skeleton suit, designed to allow computer generated effects to be placed around him. And while Giamatti says we likely won't see Rhino just yet, he did offer up a few details about his mysterious villain character.
Earlier this year we were surprised to learn that upcoming 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' star Paul Giamatti would take to TV again for a guest stint on 'Downton Abbey,' though it seems FX has in mind a longer stay for the Emmy-winning star. The cable network has officially ordered a pilot for 1985 Miami homicide drama 'Hoke,' featuring Giamatti in the title role of a mid-life crisis enduring detective.
The ensemble melodrama in the face of tragedy has long been a favorite of Oscar voters. Think 'Crash,' think 'JFK.' Meaty parts for actors, real drama. 'Parkland' is the latest, which focuses on the aftermath of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and has assembled Zac Efron, Paul Giamatti and Billy Bob Thornton (among others) to document one of America's darkest moments.
Regarding 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' director Marc Webb told ScreenCrush back during Comic-Con that, while many of us may think we know what'll go down in the Spidey sequel, we'll definitely be surprised. His words are still ringing in our minds as the next batch of photos from the film has dropped to tease one of those buzzed-about rumors: the Sinister Six.
Over the weekend, 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' continued to shoot outside in New York City. Of course, Andrew Garfield was on hand, but, perhaps more importantly, Paul Giamatti was there, back in his Rhino CGI suit. And if you've been paying attention, this has been the best thing about the 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' set so far because, clearly, Paul Giamatti is going full-tilt bonkers for his performance in this film.