CHRONICLE'S Dane Dehaan Up For Harry Osborn Role In THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Sequel

According to THR, the young actor - most recently seen in Lawless - is one of three names being "bandied about" to star as Peter Parker's (Andrew Garfield) best friend in Marc Webb's sequel. Who are the others? You'll have to click on to find out..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 11/14/2012


In an article just published over at THR, the site reveal some names testing for a various supporting roles in some upcoming movies. But the one that stands out is that of Harry Osborn, the character previously played by James Franco in Sam Raimi's trilogy. THR report that the role was originally to be filled by a "bigger athletic actor", but has now been reconfigured and someone a little more "dark and edgy" is being sought after. They reckon Brady Corbet (Melancholia), Dane Dehaan (Chronicle) and Alden Ehrenreich (the upcoming Beautiful Creatures) are the lads that are vying for the role, but that more names may enter the mix as the "character is evolving".









Source: THR
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RR51 - 11/14/2012, 3:46 PM
Dane Dehaan FTW.
jimpinto24 - 11/14/2012, 3:51 PM
Huh? Why not James Franco's brother?
polarkyle - 11/14/2012, 3:54 PM
I don't want to see Harry if they are just gonna kill him off.
redsonjustin - 11/14/2012, 3:56 PM
@Splenda: TASM was good.
CaptainAmerica31 - 11/14/2012, 3:57 PM
Dan deehan sounds very good!
thespiderman209 - 11/14/2012, 3:58 PM
just get Franco's brother, he fits the description alot better -_-
CaptainAmerica31 - 11/14/2012, 3:59 PM
Dave Franco would be Good but deehan is a better actor so I choose him
TheDpool - 11/14/2012, 4:01 PM
@jimpinto24 - Because no matter how cool James Franco is his brother is irritating!!!
JerBear - 11/14/2012, 4:01 PM
@jimpinto24
Because that would be like casting Chris Evans' brother to play the Human Torch in the new Fantastic 4 movie.
CaptainDC - 11/14/2012, 4:02 PM
This kid is a DWEEB. He fit the role for Chronicle perfectly, but for Harry Osborn? Not at all, James Franco will never get beat
Pending - 11/14/2012, 4:03 PM
After seeing chronicle i thought he actually would've made a better peter parker than garfield did he looked and acted like a real outsider, Which is something tasm failed to do or even make believable.
CaptainAmerica31 - 11/14/2012, 4:05 PM
Brace yourself here comes the haters who say he doesn't fit the role
nowtheresaBATman - 11/14/2012, 4:06 PM
Dane Dehaan should be cast in the new Star Wars movie.
AC1 - 11/14/2012, 4:08 PM
Franco's brother isn't the right kind of actor, he's more of a comedy actor than an emotional one (and Harry needs emotion, not comedy). Plus, Franco looked nothing like comic book Harry, so how his very similar looking brother fits the character in your opinions is beyond me. That's not to say that I think looks are a huge part of the character, because they aren't too important, but I'm simply explaining why you can't use that particular actor's looks as a reason to cast him.

Dane Dehaan would be a great choice, although I kind of wanted Jamie Bell for the role - he's a good quality actor and was up for the role of Peter, and seems far better suited to Harry.
JordanKing - 11/14/2012, 4:08 PM
TASM was passable at best. At least this is a step in the right direction.
Spideyguy94 - 11/14/2012, 4:10 PM
I hope they make Harry a cool kid in the movie, but only because he's rich not because he's actually cool
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 11/14/2012, 4:11 PM
But Harry is suppose to be better looking than Pete. Get Dave Franco, matches him perfectly, could even outshine his brother.
Pending - 11/14/2012, 4:12 PM
I think Dehaan would be great as harry, since harry is suppose to be an outcast as well he's perfect.

I hope they don't introduce him as just norman's evil lackey son though.
AC1 - 11/14/2012, 4:12 PM
I mean Bell is better suited to play Harry than Peter, not that he's better suited for the role than Dehaan is.

@KamenRiderJ22 James Franco has acting chops. Just watch 127 Hours. He carries the entire film by himself; every other character is pretty much a named extra if I remember correctly. Fantastic movie, proves that Franco acts well under great direction (I don't really think Raimi's known for pulling out great performances from his actors, although he does have a fun visual flair and is a good storyteller).
95 - 11/14/2012, 4:15 PM
I thought he'd be Human Torch. Oh well, this gig sounds better for him. I was about to watch a Redbox Blu-ray of The Amazing Spider-Man yesterday — but my Blu-ray player's acting up.
RorMachine - 11/14/2012, 4:16 PM
Anyone who wants the brother of the guy who played him in the previous trilogy needs to get their heads tested! The dude looks and acts JUST like him, same sleepy facial expressions and everything. Thsi is a REBOOT. My God.
AC1 - 11/14/2012, 4:17 PM
Everyone insisting Harry must look better than Peter is clearly taking cues from Ultimate Spider-Man - in the mainstream Spider-Man comics, Harry should be just as much of an outcast as Peter, and any popularity he has is simply due to his wealth, although he still chooses to befriend Peter, a real friend, rather than popular kids only after his money. Well technically, he befriends Peter through Gwen Stacy in the comics when they all meet at University, but that might have to be slightly reworked.
CrimsonArk - 11/14/2012, 4:19 PM
@ SpectacularSpider
How did the movie fail on Peter being an outsider?
He had NO friends throughout the movie, wasn't in fashion, was picked on, and was awkward and anti-social so he even couldn't talk to girls or new people very well, which by the way it's so stupid that some people complain about him stuttering and talking quietly.
Peter is suppose to be anti-social, he keeps to himself, so he isn't going to be the strongest and most charismatic speaker in the world, but it seems like a lot people here (and on a lot of internet forums in general) aren't that bright and are just ignorant. VERY ignorant.
CrimsonArk - 11/14/2012, 4:21 PM
And why the hell would they cast James Franco's brother as Harry? They look EXACTLY alike! They even sound the same, oh but watch. No matter who they choose half of the comments on that future article will be people b*tching and saying the movie is gonna suck.
Jollem - 11/14/2012, 4:23 PM
@Splenda - are you also batmaned out and rd juniored out and avengered out? :)
Spideyguy94 - 11/14/2012, 4:27 PM
@SpectacularSpider Harry's supposed to be a cool kid not an outcast. When peter was first met Harry Harry didn't like him because he was friends with all the popular kids like flash, and flash always would tell him how much a square Peter is, Harry is not an outcast
marvel72 - 11/14/2012, 4:29 PM
not a bad choice,might be alright.
jimpinto24 - 11/14/2012, 4:34 PM
@TheDeadpool. James Franco's bother looks the part.
RSDhillon - 11/14/2012, 4:40 PM
I can DIG it, dad!

Also, I never understood when people say an actor doesn't fit a role.
I mean, they're called ACTORS, for gosh sakes!

And give 'im the OSBORN hair!!
AnotherSinisterClone - 11/14/2012, 4:41 PM
that dude is ugly n weird lookin. his eyes N lips are too small for his head, reminds me of how South Park draws people with mental retardation
AmazingFantasy - 11/14/2012, 4:41 PM
I couldtn agree with Ror more. This is a reboot, let someone else besides the Franco's be Harry, and Dan will nail the edgy and dark side of Harry.
I can tell his Harry will destroy.
CaptainAmerica31 - 11/14/2012, 4:43 PM
Josh tweeted he made a mistake it's actually Alex russel not deehan
Pending - 11/14/2012, 4:44 PM
@CrimsonArk

I feel like the character in chronicle felt like a real outsider, especially if both films were going for realism i would expect to have similar feelings towards both characters but i didn't.

While Raimi's Peter felt like a old nerd stereotype Webb's just felt like a modern nerd stereotype with the advantages of having a teenage heartthrob instead.


Also Chronicle ran circles around tasm when it came to the theme of being an outsider.
KelvTwelve - 11/14/2012, 4:44 PM
Lol Dave Franco. Why? Sure you can go off the Ultimate and 616 versions, but don't forget most of the media versions of Harry made him out to be a dork.

Someone get Greg Weisman to write Spider-Man movie please.
We're not trying to rehash the same exact thing. And Dave Franco has this HUGE air of, conceitedness around him, something his brother doesn't have.
CaptainAmerica31 - 11/14/2012, 4:44 PM
Nvm I think he meant he was thinking of the wrong guy
AmazingFantasy - 11/14/2012, 4:44 PM
This will be a "Ledger as Joker" all over again, maybe not to that extent...
Freedon - 11/14/2012, 4:47 PM
I am disappointed Jesse Eisenberg is not on this list.
Mrcool210 - 11/14/2012, 4:48 PM
hell yeah, im totally down for this, i loved him in chronicle, harry needs to be an outsider, he felt too much like a playboy to me in the raimi ones, too confident, BRING IT ON
RSDhillon - 11/14/2012, 4:49 PM
Seriously guys, I can see this dude as Harry!
GuardianAngel - 11/14/2012, 4:50 PM
Damn I was hoping for Idris Elba, but Dehaan is pretty awesome too. After Chronicle, I feel chills going down my spine everytime I see his face.
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