New Actors Up For Harry Osborn In AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Sequel

Dane DeHaan is apparently out and The Hunger Games' Sam Claflin and three others are now testing for the role as Sony is apparently going for a different aesthetic than previously reported. Continue on to find out who's up for Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

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By Mark Julian - 11/19/2012


Dane DeHaan apparently left Marc Webb's house disappointed because it seems Sony is looking for actors 'more athletic and good looking' for Harry Osborn; which is more in keeping with the James Franco version of Spider-Man and less so with contemporary comic book depictions of the supporting character.

Today, four new young actors tested for the role including Claflin, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth and Boyd Holbrook.

Claflin was previously seen in Snow White & The Huntsman and will be portraying Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Redmayne was previously seen in My Week with Marilyn and will portray Marius in the upcoming adaptation of Les Misérables. Booth was previously seen in LOL and will portray Shem in Darren Aronofsky's Noah. Holbrook was previously seen in the Hatfields & McCoys tv miniseries and has an unspecified role in Out of the Furnace.

Dane DeHaan, Alden Ehrenreich and Brady Corbet were all up for the role initially.


l-r Sam Claflin, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth and Boyd Holbrook


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Source: THR
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Viltrumite - 11/19/2012, 4:35 PM
I'm kind of happy with this; I was hoping Josh Trank would cast Dane Dehaan as Johnny Storm in his Fantastic Four reboot.
thespiderman209 - 11/19/2012, 4:38 PM
Johnny Storm? Such a bad casting choice, he doesnt have the physique nor the "bad boy look" to him
Galaxy - 11/19/2012, 4:38 PM
Cast Dave Franco if they're going with the same Harry from the Sam Raimi films
SageMode - 11/19/2012, 4:49 PM
Is it me or does Dane look a tad bit like Dafoe?
thespiderman209 - 11/19/2012, 4:50 PM
yea Dave Franco, I cant believe hes not on the radar for these guys
jazzman - 11/19/2012, 4:51 PM
@DGTZ

its a reboot this has no connection to Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies. plus Dave Franco aint a good yet like his big brother he still got along way to go to improve hes skills.
95 - 11/19/2012, 4:52 PM
@ViltrumiteI'm with you on that. I really think Dane DeHaan would suit the role of Johnny Storm, especially if Josh Trank takes the Mark Millar Ultimates route. In Chronicle, he had this "fire" in him – I thought it was a great performance. Oh well... Harry Osborn is probably a better deal for him.

Which, by the way folks... I rented The Amazing Spider-Man Thursday night... and you can definitely categorize me as a fan. The visuals, the characterization, it got it right, I'd say. Bring on the sequel! In IMAX (I hope)!
95 - 11/19/2012, 4:54 PM
@SageMode If you're referring to the guy in the picture posted in the main content of the article, that's not DeHaan. That's Eddie Redmayne – and he does look like a young Dafoe.
OverlyManlyMan - 11/19/2012, 4:57 PM
I think Sam Clafin could be a good choice
TheHawkWithin - 11/19/2012, 5:08 PM
Sam Clafin looks like he would be a great fit to me, and I really think that Harry will become Venom in this franchise rather than Eddie Brock.
MarkJulian - 11/19/2012, 5:20 PM
Harry's always been a bit weird looking despite being rich.
MarkJulian - 11/19/2012, 5:20 PM
Was hoping DeHaan would get the role.
jimpinto24 - 11/19/2012, 5:21 PM
Brady Corbet would be good as Harry Osbourne.
AlexRival - 11/19/2012, 5:24 PM
I really want to punch that Douglas Booth guy in the face, don't know why.
M3T4LL0 - 11/19/2012, 5:26 PM
This is a damn shame. He would have been PERFECT for the role. I don't ever remember Harry being athletic in the comics. He was more dorky looking than Peter IMO.
RSDhillon - 11/19/2012, 5:27 PM
That Redmayne guy looks the part.
Also, he's got a kick ass name!
Pending - 11/19/2012, 5:34 PM

More athletic and good looking? wow i thought Dehaan would be great, since Andrew Garfield is already the athletic good looking one, I guess that kinda sums up the mentality of the people behind this new series.
Mrcool210 - 11/19/2012, 5:34 PM
harry is not an athletic type, [frick] you sony, dehan was perfect
PureLionHeart - 11/19/2012, 5:35 PM
Disappointing, he fit quite well.
Tymminator - 11/19/2012, 5:39 PM
If they went the Ultimate route, Harry was cool and pretty much liked by everyone. He was Peters friend and stood by him.
MrHateful - 11/19/2012, 5:45 PM
They should go with Anton Yelchin. Dude looks alot like Harry from the comic books. First time I seen him in terminator: salvation I thought of Osborn. He played a young kyle Reese. Check him out. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0947338/
SAT - 11/19/2012, 5:47 PM
@Viltrumite I respect your opinion but oh Goodness no! Johnny Storm is supposed to be a ladies man, Dane is waaay too dark and nerdy for Johnny. Yeah he's a great actor but if we casted actors based on skills alone we'd have Denzel Washington as Cpt. America (Again wonderful actor, one of my favorites but no) and Betty White as Wonder Woman. And know ppl think its shallow if girls want someone better looking for Johnny but its like how u guys want someone who can act AND are pretty for roles like MJ & WW. Nothing against Dane but he'd make a better young Dr. Doom or somthing.

Anyway, I was excited about this, but I think its too sterotypical to have Dane as the tortured son. He fits too well it wld be too predictible for him to turn bad. The other guys seem ok. I can see Sam C. or Eddie R. for the role, either why I'm excited.
RSDhillon - 11/19/2012, 5:48 PM
@M3T4LL0

I agree! People keep saying Harry is "supposed to be better-looking than Peter"! Come on! I bet all THEY read is the Ultimate comics!
mrexcellent - 11/19/2012, 5:56 PM
I'm disappointed to hear that DeHaan is out. He was great in Chronicle, and I think he'd play well opposite Garfield's Peter Parker.
Wingding - 11/19/2012, 6:03 PM
Oh for goodness sakes. DeHaan would be awesome! An athletic and good looking Harry makes no sense to me. I see a skinny nerd, who is troubled by his father's neglect.
TrueRedBlue - 11/19/2012, 6:04 PM
Athletic, tall, and good-looking type? I'm totally cool with that. Can't freakin wait to see what they do with the character!
Loved James Franco's performance, btw
CaptainAmerica31 - 11/19/2012, 6:10 PM
Man dehaan or enriche would be good, I don't like these new guys.
CaptainAmerica31 - 11/19/2012, 6:16 PM
That douglous booth guy look [frick]img ASAIN
CaptainAmerica31 - 11/19/2012, 6:19 PM
Redmayne is [frick]ing 30
TrueRedBlue - 11/19/2012, 6:28 PM
^Agreed. Eisenberg would make a fantastic Harry. And the chemistry between Andrew and him is definitely there.
xizorkatarn - 11/19/2012, 6:29 PM
Eddie Redmayne?? Oh [frick] yeah
RAWRG - 11/19/2012, 6:29 PM
FAAAACK!!!! would have loved dehaan damn't SONY make your god damn mind all of their choices are horrible the only actor from this list im considering is Sam Claflin!!!! RIGHT NOW ITS EITHER DAVE FRANCO OR GTFO!!!
LegacyFilms - 11/19/2012, 6:30 PM
Was hoping Dehaan would get it. Why do so many act as if they know how the character is "supposed" to be, but don't realize the ultimate version is REALLY different from the mainstream and that Harry wasn't that cool. And will people shut up about Dave Franco! He looks and sounds too much like his brother. That's like casting Brandon Routh as Superman even though he looks and sounds so much like..... Wait, that doesn't count because it was a "sequel". But, you get my point.
RAWRG - 11/19/2012, 6:32 PM
@TheWallCrawlingMenace Jesse Eisenberg would also make a great Harry :) I loved Zombieland. [frick]in hilarious!
BIGBMH - 11/19/2012, 6:40 PM
I think one of the main things they need to think about is who would play off of Andrew Garfield the best. It would be funny if they chose Jesse Eisenberg.



Anyway, I'd say they should figure out who Norman is before looking for Harry.
DJCheckPoint - 11/19/2012, 6:51 PM
Marc Webb is what Joel Schumacher was to the batman franchise........garbage
TrueRedBlue - 11/19/2012, 6:52 PM
^Wrong completely.
KidGoku - 11/19/2012, 6:54 PM
They already went with the 'more athletic and good looking' look for Sam Raimi's Spider-Man with James Franco... no homo.

But I agree with @BIGBMH, Jesse Eisenberg would be pretty cool to see as Harry Osborn.
DrRockso - 11/19/2012, 7:17 PM
I was thinking these guys are a little old, but then Garfield is around forty-ish isn't he?
TrueRedBlue - 11/19/2012, 7:29 PM
^Garfield is like 28, man...
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