Paul Giamatti talks The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Is the sequel setting up the Sinister Six?

Paul Giamatti has been discussing his work on The Amazing Spider-Man 2, shedding a little light on his character, Rhino, as well as teasing the possible introduction of the Sinister Six.

“He’s a Russian mobster,” Giamatti told MTV. “Russians are always good villains. I have an ability to just destroy things. My accent is pretty hammy. I loved doing it. It seemed to me like an opportunity to be as over-the-top hammy as possible.”

“These things are kind of operatic,” he continues, “so you need big old hammy actors sometimes. But I personally like doing stuff like that and I liked comic books when I was a little kid.”

Meanwhile, it has been suggested that the sequel’s proliferation of villains might be leading toward the establishment of the Sinister Six, something Giamatti seems to think probable, even if his character isn’t among their number…

“I believe there’s a lot of stage-setting for the next film,” he says. “There are several villains in this movie, and some of them are more foreground and important. Jamie Foxx is and stuff.”

“A couple of us are more hanging around the background because I think there will be a bigger deal… I don’t actually know [if it's the Sinister Six], but that seems to be what they’re doing. I'm not an idiot either, but I can't claim hard and fast knowledge of this. I won't. I can't because I don't actually know, but you and I can speculate."”

Directed by Marc Webb and co-starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Dane DeHaan, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will open in the UK on 18 April 2014.

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