TASM 2: Dane DeHann On Bulking Up For Harry Osborn: "I Don't Have To Look Like Batman"

TASM 2: Dane DeHann On Bulking Up For Harry Osborn: "I Don't Have To Look Like Batman"

In an interview with Vulture, the Chronicle actor once again discusses his weight/muscle gain for the role of Peter Parker's best bud Harry. We had assumed the extra padding was because Osborn would play a physical role in the story, but DeHann suggests that may not be the case..

When it was revealed that Dane DeHann would be packing on some muscle to play Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, many speculated that it might be because his character would be getting physical in the movie - in other words the possibility existed that Osborn WOULD indeed become The Green Goblin, or at least some variation of him. Well while that might still be true, DeHann reveals to Vulture his reasons for bulking up.

"When do you start? How much more weight do you have to gain?"

"I'm pretty much there. I'm pretty much ready to shoot. I'm totally good to go. I feel like I'm ready to be Harry Osborne. It's not about becoming super bulky. It's about becoming fit. Harry Osborne, he's a trust-fund baby. He probably has personal trainers. He probably has someone making his food. He's going to look like he works out, so I have to look like I work out — but I don't have to look like Christian Bale as Batman. It's not that extreme. I just look a lot better naked."

Of course this doesn't mean DeHann won't be getting in on the action at all, but my guess is Harry will be playing a pretty similar role to James Franco's first incarnation of the character in this movie. For the full interview click the link below.

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Reasonnnn - 3/25/2013, 4:09 PM
I just have to look like DiCaprio!
toco89 - 3/25/2013, 4:09 PM
Most world class gymnasts don't look like Batman.
OptimusPrimeTime - 3/25/2013, 4:11 PM

Are you tired of being a 90lb weakling??
CavEl - 3/25/2013, 4:13 PM
Bale's Batman? Could've said Hemsworth, Evans and Cavill, all who were much bigger than Bale in their movies.

DanteSparda - 3/25/2013, 4:13 PM
You don't just Batmanize yourself to play a wealth kid with lots of issues.
jerryblake - 3/25/2013, 4:15 PM
hope they won't go for a playboy Harry routine again :(
That would suck.
DrRockso - 3/25/2013, 4:19 PM
He bulked up to a hulking 120 lbs
GuardianAngel - 3/25/2013, 4:32 PM
If he wanted to look like Christian Bale's Batman, just do like 10 push-ups a day. Or atleast that's what he does in the movie.
aveune - 3/25/2013, 4:38 PM
Once a guy publicly says he looks better naked he is complete in tune... it does help he is early 20 someting
BboiBlack - 3/25/2013, 4:40 PM
Should have used Hugh Jackman or Henry Cavil, or Chris Evans or Chris Hemsworth. Now those guy's transformed. Everything about nolans batman is overrated.
thewonderer - 3/25/2013, 4:43 PM
Bales Batman is arguably tied for "most memorable actor to superhero role" at this point next to Christopher Reeves, Hugh Jackman, and Tobey Mcguire.

You'd be surprised how many casual people attribute Tobey to Spidey.
RorMachine - 3/25/2013, 4:44 PM
Lol, people actually complaining that he REFERENCED Bale's Batman.
thewonderer - 3/25/2013, 4:44 PM
And Bboiblack, Bale is a better actor than all of them and truly transforms for his roles. See The Machinist to Batman Begins transformation.
BANEofExistence - 3/25/2013, 4:46 PM
Bale was in great shape and quite large in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight Rises... Once he wasn't using those references because those actors went ECTREME with there bodies, and Im loving how you all start bitchong about a reference he made... [frick]in people, just enjoy the article...
sephiroth211 - 3/25/2013, 4:48 PM
"Bales Batman is arguably tied for "most memorable actor to superhero role" at this point next to Christopher Reeves, Hugh Jackman, and Tobey Mcguire."

If you only mean heroes ok, but if you are including villains I have to disagree with you.

Jack has first place.

Heath has second.
Jollem - 3/25/2013, 4:49 PM
DrDoom - 3/25/2013, 4:55 PM
Jack Nicholson's Joker is shit.
jerryblake - 3/25/2013, 4:55 PM

and all of you guys are just sitting here and posting
AztecRainGod - 3/25/2013, 4:56 PM
Dehan really bulked up for this one.

Duhdaduh - 3/25/2013, 4:59 PM
haha i would love to see half these people who are ripping on this kid or even bale about not being big enough. smh
Angelus - 3/25/2013, 4:59 PM
Christian Bale's physique in Batman Begins was huuge!
sephiroth211 - 3/25/2013, 5:00 PM
Did you just call Jack's Joker shit? Do you have a fever?
AztecRainGod - 3/25/2013, 5:05 PM
I would have to go back and watch Nicholsons performance. But it was pretty campy if I remember correctly.(Kind of reminds me of Willem Dafoes Goblin)

Ledgers was much more violent and believably psychotic. (But then again, the tone of the two movies was different)
Duhdaduh - 3/25/2013, 5:09 PM
nicholson was good as joker, but u have to be honest and say that heath ledger is wayy more associated for the role. most ppl think of him instantly when they think of the character in movies
AztecRainGod - 3/25/2013, 5:09 PM
DanteSparda - 3/25/2013, 5:09 PM

AztecRainGod - 3/25/2013, 5:10 PM
PeterDarker, good stuff.
KelvTwelve - 3/25/2013, 5:12 PM
Thanks for putting up an image of the ULTIMATE HARRY OSBORN NEXT TO HIM.

I MEAN NOT. Stop reminding me that show exists please.
CavEl - 3/25/2013, 5:18 PM
Uhm, I'm not mad at him for mentioning Bale's Batman...I just don't think Bale was exageratedly big.

He had a swimmer's build to me, not a muscular build.
thewonderer - 3/25/2013, 5:30 PM
Yeah I was only talking Heroes.

As for villains, Ledger by far is most associated. More people associate Nicholson from Shining I would think.
CavEl - 3/25/2013, 5:45 PM
@ PeterDarker - But I doubt he weighed 190 by the time he was in TDK and TDKR.
sephiroth211 - 3/25/2013, 5:46 PM
To each their own...I always liked Jack's Joker cause he reminded me of the Golden Age Joker.
batfan175 - 3/25/2013, 5:48 PM
@BboiBlack: who are you? a nerdy fanboy in front of a computer screen who lives through pop culture. If anything your opinion is overrated.
batfan175 - 3/25/2013, 5:49 PM
If he tried to look like batman he'd not look like harry osborn anyway.
TheOneAboveAll - 3/25/2013, 6:02 PM
point proven
TheOneAboveAll - 3/25/2013, 6:05 PM
Equilibrium 2002 81 kg=178.574 lbs
Reign of Fire 2002 83 Kg=182.984 lbs
The Mechanist 2004 55 Kg=121.254 lbs
Batman Begins 2005 86 Kg=189.598 lbs
Rescue Dawn 2006 61 Kg=134.482 lbs
Batman: The dark Knight 2008 86 Kg=189.598 lbs
The Fighter 2010 66 Kg=145.505 lbs
Batman: The Dark Knight Rises 2012 90 Kg=198.416 lbs
AmazingFantasy - 3/25/2013, 6:06 PM
Bale is a body God
Dane's gonna own
TheOneAboveAll - 3/25/2013, 6:07 PM
@Gusto I admire Bale a lot
DioFoRio - 3/25/2013, 6:23 PM
@Ror...thank you man ; ) you know what for.
TheOneAboveAll - 3/25/2013, 6:40 PM
@MrMartinMarvel he says so right in the interview... "he's a trust-fund baby. He probably has personal trainers."
"He's going to look like he works out, so I have to look like I work out"
that's how Dane DeHan views and interprets the character and that is what he wants to do the with the role
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