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Dane DeHaan Is Your New Harry Osborne In 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

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by Kevin Jagernauth
December 3, 2012 2:46 PM
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Dane DeHaan, Amazing Spider-Man 2

A little more than two weeks after a shortlist emerged with for the new Harry Osborne with Sam Claflin, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Brady Corbet, Alden Ehrenreich and Boyd Holbrook all in the running, Marc Webb has announced that it's Dane DeHaan who has landed the role in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."

The actor is coming off a great 2012, already flexing some superhero muscle in the surprise smash hit "Chronicle," and impressing in John Hillcoat's "Lawless" and in Derek Cianfrance's "The Place Beyond The Pines," which lands in theaters next year. Of course, comic fans know Harry is the best bud of Peter Parker, and this casting seems to suggest that we're going to get Green Goblin again in this new trilogy. As you know, the sequels are pursuing an arc that will see Gwen Stacey get killed off as she was in the comics, and part of the catalyst of Norman Osborne's actions that lead to her killing is the accidental drug overdose of Harry. Dark stuff, folks.

We're big DeHaan fans, and think he's a great choice here. He joins the returning Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, along with Jamie Foxx as Electro for the film that will shoot next year and hit theaters on May 2, 2014. [ComingSoon]

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8 Comments

  • sp | December 4, 2012 9:00 AMReply

    Seriously, Dane DeHaan deserve an Oscar nomination for Chronicle. His performance was complex, chilling , and compelling. I couldn't take my eyes off of him. He will be around for a long time.

  • nightgoat72 | December 3, 2012 8:17 PMReply

    Oh god. As if I needed ANOTHER reason not to watch these movies. Ick.

  • Shala | December 3, 2012 6:28 PMReply

    I totally wrote off this film has I wasn't too keen on the first one (outside of the Stone-Garfield chemistry) and I'm not a fan of Jamie Foxx (I still think that is a strange casting choice), but I have been really impressed with DeHaan so I'm considering seeing this again.

  • Real | December 3, 2012 3:46 PMReply

    So nothing came of that second casting list with all the English actors that were allegedly frontrunners? Shows that these casting shortlist stories really have to be taken with a grain of salt. I liked the direction they were going with the group including DeHaan from the first cating list so this is good casting.

  • S | December 3, 2012 3:12 PMReply

    It's Brady Corbet, not Corbert.

  • The Playlist | December 3, 2012 3:16 PM

    fixed, thx.

  • mpbstereo | December 3, 2012 3:07 PMReply

    Solid casting. No doubt his work in Chronicle helped that decision - great portrayal of a sympathetic antagonist.

  • cinematic_high | December 3, 2012 3:03 PMReply

    fantastic. great move on their part!

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