The sun may be setting on the second Amazing Spider-Man movie but there is plenty to get excited about for the next installment. The second in the new series of Spider-Man films released three new villains for the Web Slinging superhero to deal with. These three villains are being introduced to generate the building blocks of the Sinister Six.
One of the new villains is the Rhino. As the movie was coming to a close Spider-Man was facing off against the monstrous villain in true heroic style. The Rhino was unleashed on the streets of New York by Harry Osborn, using technology developed in the secret section of the company. Osborn gives the order to get someone out of prison and turn them loose. Obsorn was seeking evidence to see if Spider-Man would actually return after five month absence following the death of Gwen Stacy.
The version of the Rhino in the film is based on a suit of armor that gives the abilities to the wearer. The comic book version of the Rhino actually had super strength and special powers. The Amazing Spider-Man seems to be focused on creating some of the villains based on technology that Oscorp developed.
Rhino was not an original member of the Sinister Six. In fact, the Rhino was not usually fighting Spider-Man but instead was an enemy of the Incredible Hulk. The sheer strength of the Rhino would be a definite challenge for Spider-Man. The movie version of the Rhino includes a series of guns and missiles. The film shows the Rhino firing missiles and other weapons at Spider-Man. The comic version of the Rhino never carried a weapon but instead used his strength to charge targets much like an actual rhino.
We see the Rhino prior to his appearance at the end of the film. Just prior to the Rhino being in public, we see the armor in the development center of Oscorp. The actual person in the suit was seen early in the movie. The character driving the truck that stole the plutonium from Oscorp becomes the Rhino. This seems like an odd selection for Osborn but it may be in an effort to distance himself from the Rhino. For whatever reason, Osborn is making friends out of old enemies.
The next installment of the Amazing Spider-Man series is not due for two more years. Anticipation is already starting to rise with new villains and the possibility of the Sinister Six arriving to challenge Spider-Man. The Amazing Spider-Man 3 comes to theaters in June 2016.