‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Testing Sam Claflin and Eddie Redmayne for Harry Osborn

Douglas Booth and Boyd Holbrook are also auditioning for the coveted role in director Marc Webb's superhero sequel.
BY |
‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Testing Sam Claflin and Eddie Redmayne for Harry Osborn

Sam Claflin is one of the new actors testing for Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 One of the most coveted roles in all of Hollywood is that of Harry Osborn, the BFF of Andrew Garfield's Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Sony Pictures held more tests for the role today, with actors such as Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman), Eddie Redmayne (War Horse), Douglas Booth (Noah), and Boyd Holbrook (Hatfields & McCoys) among those trying out for the role.

We reported last week that Dane DeHaan (Chronicle), Brady Corbet (Melancholia), and Alden Ehrenreich (Beautiful Creatures) were trying out for the part last week. However, the producers are now seeking actors with more athletic characteristics, so it is believed that those actors from last week are not in consideration anymore. Ironically, that trio tested because the studio revamped the role from being more athletic to "dark and edgy," but it seems the studio has flip-flopped their stance.

Marc Webb is directing the sequel from a screenplay by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Jeff Pinkner. It isn't known when shooting will begin.

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

Best of the Web

17 comments

Want to join the discussion?

Facebook Twitter
  • narrator • 3 years ago

    Not necessarily the direction I'd go with the character, but w/e. What really troubles me now is the script. If the studio can't get a lock on the character, what's that say about the script. The script's complete, so why the flip-flop in casting? Is this just smoke and mirrors or bad reporting?

    reply

    • Roberto-Mata • 3 years ago

      @justatadmatt Jake Abel as Harry Osborn

      reply

      • Roberto-Mata • 3 years ago

        @justatadmatt hahaha, true...

        reply

        • justatadmatt • 3 years ago

          @Roberto-Mata it's possible. Good thing he looks ten years younger than he really is...

          reply

          • Roberto-Mata • 3 years ago

            @justatadmatt but i think by the time Garfield plays Peter in a second trilogy he could be 40 years old :/

            reply

            • Roberto-Mata • 3 years ago

              @justatadmatt Maybe they are doing two Trilogies, the first in high school and the second in college, that would be awesome

              reply

              • justatadmatt • 3 years ago

                @Roberto-Mata I understand what you mean, but I think if I remember correctly, Webb said he wanted to keep Peter in a high school environment for a while to continue to develop the character and give the audience the impression that this young kid is facing all these challenges head on...a college student may give him too much maturity for the tone they are trying to set. I could be totally wrong though...

                reply

                • Roberto-Mata • 3 years ago

                  @justatadmatt You are right, Grafield got his big break with The Social Network, and he was fantastic, I think for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, they need to go with a more mature Peter Parker, since he has been to hell with all that happen in the first one, I think he graduates from High School in the first scenes of the second film, and goes to college, meeting Harry Osborn and Mary Jane..

                  reply

                  • justatadmatt • 3 years ago

                    @Roberto-Mata i think they need a lesser known actor with talent. James Franco got his big break with Spider-Man (Freaks and Geeks was no where near as popular as it should have been) and I think he was fantastic. I think it's definitely possible. As for my comment, I was referring to the fact that you called him "justin beiber" because of his profile picture only...I haven't seen Booth, but if Aronofsky thinks he is good enough for one of his pictures, I'll believe he is talented...

                    reply

                    • Roberto-Mata • 3 years ago

                      @justatadmatt They need better choices for the role.

                      reply

                      • masterofthemoon • 3 years ago

                        Need other choices for the role of Electro beside Harry Osboune

                        reply

                        • justatadmatt • 3 years ago

                          @bawnian-dexeus i agree with Booth being the best choice. @Roberto-Mata don't judge based on one picture. haha.

                          reply

                          • justatadmatt • 3 years ago

                            Shooting starts in February. Garfield announced it on a talk show.

                            reply

                            • Nader-Mh • 3 years ago

                              Robert Pattinson

                              reply

                              • Roberto-Mata • 3 years ago

                                Holbrook and Redmayne, look kind of the athletic, Dark and Edgy Harry Osborn, Booth looks too much of a Justin Bieber character, Claflin has already upcoming projects, I hope the producers choose wisely.

                                reply

                                • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

                                  Claflin: 26 yrs, Redmayne: 30 yrs, Douglas Booth: 20 yrs and Holbrook: 31 years. Best bet is Booth

                                  reply

                                  • ChiRep-1 • 3 years ago

                                    Clafin's already tied up with a franchise, I'd rather have Josh Hutcherson if it were possible.

                                    reply

                                    Around The Web

                                    Latest Headlines

                                    Popular Movies