Public filming means lots of photos and videos online, as has been the case with Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which has been filming for the past few weeks in New York. Now we have a new video from the set, hitting the web alongside some very interesting set photos purporting to be of Paul Giamatti’s character, Aleksei Mikhailovich Sytsevich/The Rhino.
The set video shows the film’s cast and crew filming a massive and intense car chase sequence, at the helm of which is a stolen OSCORP truck… driven by a man who appears to be The Rhino. The chase features the OSCORP truck being towed by a tow truck (regularly done in films — the final scene won’t show the tow-truck), with over a dozen police cars in close pursuit:
YouTuber SevenWebHeads was able to get his hands on photos from the set, showing a Russian mercenary-type character driving the stolen OSCORP truck. Fan speculation is that this man is the Rhino, or a mercenary working for the Rhino, who has stolen the OSCORP trucks (and the goods within), for the Rhino:
Here’s a closer look at the character driving the truck:
Aside from the officially released synopsis, much of the Spider-Man 2 plot is still up in the air. We know that the Rhino will be featured as a villain alongside the Ultimate Electro, played by Jamie Foxx, who we’ve seen pictured on set both as the Ultimate Electro and his pre-Electro human form, Max Dillon. Here’s the official synopsis:
In The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2, for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set to hit theaters on May 2nd, 2014!