‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Eyes Dane DeHaan and Brady Corbet for Harry Osborn

‘Beautiful Creatures’ star Alden Ehrenreich is also in the mix to play the dark and edgy best friend of Peter Parker.
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‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Eyes Dane DeHaan and Brady Corbet for Harry Osborn

Dane DeHaan is auditioning to play Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 One of the major differences between The Amazing Spider-Man and the original Spider-Man trilogy is that Peter Parker's best bud Harry Osborn was nowhere to be found. Sony plans on changing that with the sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2, with actors such as Dane DeHaan (Chronicle), Brady Corbet (Melancholia), and Alden Ehrenreich (Beautiful Creatures) trying out for the part later this week.

The role was originally crafted for a bulkier, athletic actor, although now the part is being revamped to attract a, "dark and edgy" thespian. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are returning as Peter and Gwen Stacy, with Oscar nominee Shailene Woodley (The Descendants) confirmed to play Mary Jane Watson. Jamie Foxx has also been rumored to play the villain Electro, although that has not been confirmed.

Marc Webb will direct from a screenplay by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Jeff Pinkner.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was released May 2nd, 2014.

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  • narrator • 3 years ago

    It'd be far too similar to the original trilogy, @Intoxicated, for obvious reasons. Besides, Dave strikes me as far too naturally c*cky to pull off more than one or two lonely or negative emotions at any given time, which I really need to see from a character like Harry.

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    • skywise • 3 years ago

      I hope this kid gets it. I hoped to be seeing more of him after Chronical which was a huge surprise for me.

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      • monkeyiron2-0 • 3 years ago

        Cool

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        • jonquest • 3 years ago

          What no Jake Lloyd? Haha

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          • rjh094 • 3 years ago

            He doesn't have to be as dark as his character in Chronicle, but he could possibly work. Depends if Dane and Andrew have that best friend vibe, ya know?

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            • Intoxicated • 3 years ago

              Dave Franco would be a better choice to play Harry Osborn.

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              • phatalphd • 3 years ago

                I like the kid from chronicle. Not very well known and got that dark look to him.

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                • the-crow2k • 3 years ago

                  He does not fit to the role at all.

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                  • Roberto-Mata • 3 years ago

                    @aces Rider Strong looks the part, also I think Joseph Gordon-Levitt would be a perfect choice for the Dark and Edgy Harry Osborn they are looking for. it;s time for them to get a Norman Osborn, Great Choices in my opinion will be: Michael Fassbender, Mel Gibson, Nicolas Cage and Christoph Waltz, What do you guys think?

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                    • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

                      He'll be 30 by the time the movie comes out, if they are keeping it all in high school

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                      • felipe-11 • 3 years ago

                        Dane Dehaan is a great choice! Loved him in Chronicle and Lawless!

                        @filmboof Nice titles!

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                        • ROFLitschristian • 3 years ago

                          I can't 100% back up DeHaan for this. It just seems... off.

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                          • aces • 3 years ago

                            IF Brady Corbet doesn't work out, you could always get Rider Strong!

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                            • XxNickTheFilmCriticXx • 3 years ago

                              Interesting choices.

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                              • filmboof • 3 years ago

                                Please let it be Dane DeHaan. He has so much potential for a role such as Harry, thanks to his performance in Chronicle. And by the way, I had an idea for the titles for the trilogy that sound better than 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' and 'The Amazing Spider-Man 3'... at least to me.

                                2. The Spectacular Spider-Man

                                3. The Ultimate Spider-Man

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                                • shuabert • 3 years ago

                                  Nice to see they're bringing the Osbornes in. I think Norman will have a big role in the last film of the trilogy.

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                                  • thehost91 • 3 years ago

                                    ANDREW!!!!

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                                    • empath86 • 3 years ago

                                      The kid from Chronicle could be good in this, he was also good in Lawless. The kid from Melancholia looks the part a bit more.

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                                      • narrator • 3 years ago

                                        This actually works.

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