Sunday, May 12, 2013

"The Amazing Spider-Man 2": The Horns Of The 'Rhino'

Sneak Peek your first look @ actor Paul Giamatti, before his transformation as villain 'The Rhino', on the set of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2". 

'The Rhino' character, aka 'Aleksei Mikhailovich Sytsevich' was created by writer Stan Lee and illustrator John Romita, Sr., debuting in Marvel Comics' "The Amazing Spider-Man" #41 (Oct. 1966).

A thug for hire working for an Eastern Bloc country, Sytsevich volunteered to participate in an experiment.

... bonding a super-strong polymer to his skin. 

The bulletproof rhino-like hide, with two horns capable of penetrating plate steel, gave 'The Rhino' resistance to physical injury, explosions, anti-tank fire and temperature extremes.

A second comic book version of the character featured him wearing  high-tech armor wielding a battle-axe with blades in the shape of rhinoceros horns.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek 'The Rhino'...