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Amazing Spider-Man 2’s Paul Giamatti Responds To Seemingly Being Skipped For No Way Home Rumored Crossover

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With Black Widow now finally in theaters, Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has kicked off on the big screen. There are also a number of highly anticipated projects coming down the line, including Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: No Way Home this winter. There are a ton of rumors about the mysterious threequel, with fans hoping for a massive crossover with heroes and villains from previous franchises. Amazing Spider-Man 2’s Rhino actor Paul Giamatti hasn’t been involved in any of these rumors, and he recently responded to seemingly being skipped for the upcoming blockbuster.

Rumors about crossovers for Spider-Man: No Way Home began after both Alfred Molina and Jamie Foxx admitted they’d be reprising their roles from previous franchises. Since then there’s been reports of Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Willem Dafoe all having parts in the mysterious blockbuster opposite Tom Holland. Paul Giamatti was recently asked about these rumors, especially since his run as Rhino was cut short. In his words,

I'm happy. I hadn't followed any of [these rumors]. Somebody else just asked me about this, so I hadn't been following. I'm okay with that. I'm certainly okay to just leave it all where it is. It's fine with me.

That was honest. It looks like the acclaimed actor hasn’t been keeping up with all the Marvel rumors about Spider-Man: No Way Home. And as such, he’s not sore about seemingly being left out of the crossover event. That is, if the rumors turn out to be true.

Paul Giamatti’s comments to ComicBook certainly seem earnest, so it seems like his Rhino won’t be in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Then again, the cast is sworn to secrecy. Some of them just succeed at this better than others.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ended on Paul Giamatti’s character, who had acquired the tech to truly become the villainous Rhino. That scene was clearly setting up a Sinister Six event for Andrew Garfield’s third movie, but that project never came to fruition. But now there are reports of Spider-Man: No Way Home forming its own version of that villainous group.

There are countless theories about what Spider-Man: No Way Home might contain, but they almost all involve the multiverse. Some fans believe the movie’s title is referring to alternate versions of Spidey villains, which would allow for the various alums to return to their roles. This seems like an A+ opportunity to bring Rhino back to the big screen, although Paul Giamatti certainly makes it seem like he’s not privy to those plans-- let alone a part of the upcoming threequel.

Luckily for the fans, our questions about Spider-Man: No Way Home should be solved sooner rather than later. Jon Watts’ blockbuster is expected to hit theaters this December, so it’s only a matter of time before the marketing kicks off with the highly anticipated first trailer. And both Marvel and Studio know how badly the fans want it.

Spider-Man: No Way Home is currently expected to arrive in theaters on December 17th. In the meantime, check out the 2021 movie release dates to plan your next movie experience.

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.