The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Casting News: Dane DeHaan Will Play Harry Osborn!

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Last month we reported that Sam Claflin was among four potential actors who screen tested to play Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Well, he didn't get the part, but one of the other guys who tested, Dane DeHaan, did!


Chronicle Star Dane DeHaan

The young DeHaan is best known for his role in Chronicle earlier this year. He also appeared recently in both Lawless and Lincoln.

The role of Osborn was played by James Franco (Oz: The Great and Powerful) in the Sam Raimi series, and they've decided to maintain the "dark and edgy" feel for the character in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, despite early reports that they were looking for a more sprightly athletic type. Osborn is the son of Norman Osborn, aka the Green Goblin, who begins as Peter Parker's friend but turns into a villain.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is scheduled for a May 2, 2014 release. Marc Webb will once again direct, with Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone reprising their roles.

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