Chronicle actor Dane DeHaan has won the role of Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Director Marc Webb revealed the news on Twitter after a pretty big search that included testing Sam Claflin, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Boyd Holbrook, Brady Corbet, and Alden Ehrenreich.
Here’s Webb’s tweet:
— Marc Webb (@MarcW) December 3, 2012
Harry Osborn was played by James Franco in Sam Raimi’s trilogy but the character didn’t appear in The Amazing Spider-Man. He’ll be introduced in the sequel alongside Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson and Jamie Foxx as Electro, and we can probably assume Osborn will wear the Green Goblin suit at some point in the trilogy.
Filming on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will begin next year for a May 2014 release.