More From Dane DeHaan On Playing Harry Osborn In THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

Calling the role "extremely complex and complicated", DeHaan comments on his reasons for joining the anticipated The Amazing Spider-Man sequel and whether or not his performance in Chronicle influenced his take on Harry Osborn.

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By Paul Romano - 3/30/2013


Speaking with IGN, Dane DeHaan talks more about playing Harry Osborn in Sony Pictures' 2014 sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2. He says that he didn't join the film to build a fanbase for himself, but because he's a fan of superhero films and he wanted to work with the crew of the anticipated flick. He also says that his role in the film is "complex and complicated"."I’m interested in it because I love superhero movies. The part is extremely complex and complicated. The people involved are people I really want to work with. It’s just another really great challenge. And I get to make a movie on a scale that I’ve never really made before and experience what that’s like. What I love to do is act, and what I’ve really gotten into lately is making movies. I just was to continue to do that and continue to grow. If those movies happen to have a huge built-in fanbase, that’s a great bonus I suppose." DeHaan previously had superhero movie experience with last year's Chronicle, and he had this to say when asked if his performance as Andrew Detmer influenced his take on Harry Osborn. "I’m not sure. I think that having to believe fantastical circumstances is exactly the same as having to believe any sort of imaginary circumstance. It’s just a different set of circumstances. No matter what it is, it’s not actually reality and you actually have to fool yourself into believing that it’s actually happening. It’s just a different set of circumstances that you’re forced to believe." For IGN's full interview with DeHaan, click the source link below.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Shailene Woodley, Dane DeHaan, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, Felicity Jones, Chris Cooper and Sally Field. The film is set to hit theaters May 2nd, 2014.









Source: IGN
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CaptainAmerica31 - 3/30/2013, 6:35 AM
Yea guys really good, wanna see what he brings to this already talented cast
AmazingFantasy - 3/30/2013, 6:39 AM
I think hell be the best Hatry
MrReese - 3/30/2013, 6:39 AM
Franco who?? XD
Lindsey35 - 3/30/2013, 6:43 AM
I think he is going to bring a very dark Harry Osborn...

PUMPED.
MrMartinMarvel - 3/30/2013, 6:44 AM
He's totally overselling the depth of his character.
theowl - 3/30/2013, 6:49 AM
He is just amazing!!
CoulsonLives - 3/30/2013, 6:50 AM
This guy will own Franco... I mean, the guy is a fan. I'm excited to see his representation.
AlexDeLarge87 - 3/30/2013, 7:06 AM
Wish they could make Harry struggle with his drug addiction. That would make pretty emotional and intense scenes.
Hope that happens in some capacity at least.
supermarioworldE - 3/30/2013, 7:23 AM
So does the guy have that Leo Dicaprio disease where he looks 14 forever?
TheDudeRises - 3/30/2013, 7:27 AM
Good actor. Seems like a pretentious d!ck, but good actor.
CoulsonLives - 3/30/2013, 7:43 AM
Hope he delivers.
MrMartinMarvel - 3/30/2013, 7:47 AM
Delivers what? He's playing HARRY OSBORN! Don't get me wrong I like Harry, but there really isn't anything to deliver.
OrgasmicPotatoe - 3/30/2013, 7:53 AM
I saw Chronicle yesterday. The guy can act, that's for sure ! I can't wait to see what he'll do with Harry Osborn.
Lindsey35 - 3/30/2013, 8:04 AM
^^
jerryblake - 3/30/2013, 8:21 AM
Let's hope his got something other to play than "you killed my dad" issue, like Franco.

Harry is more complicated than that. Always staying in his father shadow, he's not having any friends except Peter, his roommate. Drug addiction, mental issues falls upon his head.

Norman want Peter to be his new son.

Mary Jayne rejects Harry.

And finally when he find himself a wife and have a son a story comes full circle.

Harry will be exactly the same father to his son as Norman was to him.

jerryblake - 3/30/2013, 8:23 AM
unless, he will finally die saving Peter life, of course.
Last pages of this story are just phenomenal
jerryblake - 3/30/2013, 8:27 AM


Greengo - 3/30/2013, 8:42 AM
I submit my vote of confidence in this young fanboy.
jerryblake - 3/30/2013, 8:51 AM
don't forget Chris Copper

jerryblake - 3/30/2013, 8:54 AM
cooper, sorry
jerryblake - 3/30/2013, 9:01 AM
@IM53

you got that right. TASM was kinda like a set up movie.
It was needed to erase the memories of Sam Raimi trilogy.
I think i was a good start. But it should be treated like a standalone film. Now, Marc Webb give us a proper trilogy.
TheSuperguy - 3/30/2013, 9:58 AM
@jerryblake

The issue that those panels are from is still one of the coolest Spider-Man stories I've ever read.
CherryBomb - 3/30/2013, 10:33 AM
Loved him in 'Chronicle'

He'll be a pretty amazing Harry, <3
FireKnightRises - 3/30/2013, 10:39 AM
Bring Osborn haircut or GTFO
soda9 - 3/30/2013, 1:12 PM
@SuspenceSmith

You know what I just realized with the scene w/ Dane in Chronicle? It reminds me of The Spectacular Spider-Man when Norman framed Harry. When he went a bit crazy and threw Norman into the wall.
darkrider1 - 3/30/2013, 1:14 PM
Dehaan will be good, but I don't think he will be better than Franco.
Bigred20 - 3/30/2013, 1:27 PM
is he only gonna be in the end we have no set photos
i dont know why he says he has to bulk up for the role
its harry osbourn
MexicanSpidey - 3/30/2013, 1:33 PM
I just hope he gets a more "Harry Osborny" hair style.
aztecRaingod - 3/30/2013, 2:21 PM
This is actually sounding really good. Harry Osborne is going to be a beast.(As in, not James Franco)
aztecRaingod - 3/30/2013, 2:24 PM
I actually like Franco,hes an ok actor. But he didnt do a great job in the Spiderman movies.
jojofmd - 3/30/2013, 2:58 PM
@jerryblake, Harry is an amazing character and I remember reading that issue of Spectacular Spiderman as a kid and it still resonates. I have hope for this sequel.
Pending - 3/30/2013, 10:22 PM
I'm guessing it'll be just as pretentious as the first film cause there was nothing complicated or complex about it, especially after being the simplest romance story since twilight.
Hexagram - 3/31/2013, 4:40 AM
@Rob2814

Me too! Awooossse!!! I just can't wait to see how he strait takes him! :-P Will it be in Stephanie Smothermon's parent's bedroom or will he just dowse him cherry almond sex oil and just taaaake hiiuuuummm in a random closet? Awwhooossse! :-|
Hexagram - 3/31/2013, 4:41 AM
*with
Hexagram - 3/31/2013, 4:42 AM
"..I will take the boy-man.., he will have sanctuary in my tribe."
Hexagram - 3/31/2013, 4:43 AM
Happy Easter!
manofmidgard - 3/31/2013, 10:55 PM
well, he doesn't look like harry to me, but i'll reserve judgement. never did get to see chronicle, but it looked interesting. just hope this is better than what they did with harry in #3. that was just awful, tho it was the writers i blame, not the actor.

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