Re: Paul Giamatti IS Rhino
^ Why is it stupid? Because you don't like the idea? It's completely in keeping with what TASM 1 establishes, and with what the official synopsis for TASM 2 indicates, which is that Peter's been busy juggling life as Spider-Man with life as a HS senior. Having him fight an uncredited and unannounced villain at the start of TASM 2 would be totally in line with the universe established in TASM 1.
I can see your point about how it wouldn't have fit in the universe of the Raimi films, but we're not talking about the Raimi films.