Chronicle Bad Buy Dane DeHaan is The Amazing Spider-Man 2′s Harry Osborn

Harry Osborn Comic

He made life miserable for the heroes of “Chronicle”, and now Dane DeHaan is about to make life miserable for Spider-Man in Marc Webb’s “The Amazing Spider-Man” sequel. Specifically, he’ll be nice and friendly to Peter Parker at the beginning, but that won’t last.

Webb announced the news himself on Twitter:

Webb and company have been meeting with a lot of young actors in Hollywood for the role, with DeHaan apparently winning out. In the Sam Raimi trilogy, James Franco played Harry Osborn. I don’t know if we can judge anything from DeHaan’s casting, but I’ve always connected DeHaan to dark and gritty roles, but that could just be because of his wildly successful “Chronicle” character.

In the comics, Harry Osborn is the best friend of Peter Parker, and son of Norman Osborn, the Green Goblin. Harry eventually takes over his father’s villainous legacy, and becoming one of Spider-Man’s greatest enemies.

Dane DeHaan in Chronicle (2012) Movie Image



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  • LionHeart

    Seems like aesthetically great casting, and DeHaan is a talented actor.

    Bet TASM2 still sucks though. >_>

  • punishment

    I honestly think this is perfect

  • Juggernaut

    Really good choice. He can bring the angst and edge that was missing from James Franco’s portrayal. Are they actually calling the sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 officially? The Spectacular Spider-Man would have been way better IMO.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      Just a placeholder title until they announce an official title.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      THIEF!!! That was my idea! LOL and the third should be Web of Spider-Man

  • Debo4735

    I think he is perfect for the role, I always saw Harry has a rich kid not really a handsome, but not bad looking either that’s why he and Peter get along. They are both outkast one because of his brain, and the other because of his wealth.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    Was my first choice out of the lot. I will love to see the way the play the relationship with his Father since his father is like dying. Could go the route of the father and son in Inception.

  • Lexavi80

    The casting for this movie is crazy awesome, and now that Jamie Foxx has been confirmed as Electro… is even COOLER!!!!

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Agreed!! I like the direction some of these new films are going in. Changing things up for the sake of being different but alowing the story to drive said changes to a point. Like Perry White being played by Laurence Fishburne!! Perfect!! I can so see that. He is exactly the calibur actor needed for that. Same with Foxx, he’ll bring a weight and fun to the role others may have lacked. They probably would’ve gotten some character actor or something to ham it up.

  • Eagle Eye

    I think this could be a very good Spider-Man film, i loved TASM, but i’m on the fence about Electro, Foxx is a nice choice, but i’m not to cool with Electro as the main villain… But hey, ill just wait and see…

    Also, Dane DeHaan was my second choice, right after Anton Yelchin, so, i’m happy with him as Harry:D

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Ooooh I like Yelchin, he’d have been great but love Dehan in the role. Also it really depends how they play Electro, I doubt he’s going to be the thug for hire he’s always been portrayed as, hopefully he will be up to his current level in the comics.