At this point, it might be easier to list all the names of young, hunky Hollywood actors who aren’t screen testing for Marc Webb’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”, which is currently looking for a handsome and athletic actor to play Harry Osborn, Peter Parker’s bestest bud in the upcoming sequel.
The four gents currently up for the role of Harry Osborn are a trio of Brits led by Sam Clalfin (last seen in “Snow White and the Huntsman”), Eddie Redmayne (Sean Bean’s traveling companion in “Black Death”), and Douglas Booth (soon to be seen in Darren Aronofsky’s bible epic “Noah”). The lone American in this latest batch of Hollywood hunks testing for the role is Boyd Holbrook, soon to be seen in Andrew Niccol’s “The Host”.
Webb will return to direct, with Andrew Garfield also back as Peter Parker aka Spider-Man. Emma Stone will likewise return as Spidey’s girlfriend Gwen Stacy, with latest It Girl Shailene Woodley joining the cast as Mary Jane Watson.
James Franco brooded his way through Sam Raimi’s original “Spider-Man” trilogy, but apparently the producers of Webb’s would-be trilogy are looking for a more athletic and handsome version of Harry Osborn. In the comics and in Raimi’s original trilogy, Harry Osborn is Spider-Man’s best friend who becomes one of his greatest enemy, following in the footsteps of his evildoer father Norman.
I wonder why they don’t just keep using Chris Zylka from the first movie?
Via : THR