More actors linked to Harry Osborn in Amazing Spider-Man sequel

Four new actors being considered

The Amazing Spider-Man 2’s casting process has taken another twist, with four new names having been added to the list of potential actors for Harry Osborn.

We’d previously heard that Dane DeHaan, Alden Ehrenreich and Brady Corbet were the three frontrunners for the part, but Heat Vision now reports that Sony are looking for a more athletic, imposing figure, as per their initial brief.

As such, Sam Claflin and Eddie Redmayne have reportedly jumped to the head of the queue, while Douglas Booth and Boyd Holbrook are also thought to be under consideration. It's hard to imagine Claflin having time for another franchise, as his future is littered with Hunger Games sequels.

Played by James Franco in Sam Raimi’s take on the series, Harry Osborn is Peter Parker’s best friend, and the son of the villainous Norman Osborn. Things are all fine until Spidey gets involved in his dad’s downfall, and Harry starts to lose his way somewhat…

Directed by Marc Webb and co-starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will open in the UK on 18 April 2014.

Who would be your pick for Osborn? Tell us, below!


    • BobTheSkull

      Nov 20th 2012, 13:33

      I don't know much about these actors, but if they play Harry with a darker tone than Franco did, I'll be impressed. At least we probably won't endure the Harry as the new Goblin story, as I don't see Goblin turning up til part 3, if at all in Garfield's run.

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    • rickpalin

      Nov 20th 2012, 15:26

      I think someone that deserves a bad guy role in a main stream Movie is Michael whatshisname the guy who played Lex Luthor in Smallville....he has the right amount of classy menace about him....probably more so if he had hair as well!!!

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    • BasedBishop

      Nov 20th 2012, 16:49

      It seems that Electro's gonna be the villain here but they're sowing the seeds for the *POTENTIAL SPOILER* death of Gwen Stacy story line from the comics, which I guess would happen in the third film. Maybe establish Norman in this next film then towards the end of it or the start of the third, he becomes the Green Goblin, ending with Gwen's death in the third film and them moving on with the fall out from that. Although I preferred Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 to TASM, I see potential for this series. I didn't dislike TASM, I guess maybe it was a bit of me going in knowing that I loved the first two and being bored of the origin story. Plus, I didn't really like the take on Peter Parker, he seemed more mysterious loner than nerdy loser, but I can forgive that now that I know what to expect. Hopefully we get a good run of films here 'cause there are so many great villains to explore, plus I'd love to see Venom done properly.

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    • BobTheSkull

      Nov 20th 2012, 19:06

      Yeah, I've seen a lot of news around the strong possibility of Electro being the villain this time. Plus Marc Webb said himself, he doesn't want to bring Osborn in too early and would prefer to make him the 'big bad' (kinda like what Iron Man is attempting with Mandarin) in possibly the 3rd. I do agree with the man in the shadows being Osborn. Specially considering the person did his best Dafoe impersonation!! (or was that just me wishing). I'd love to see a better take on Venom too, and considering the tone of this new version, he'd fit in perfectly - but I don't see it happening. After the abysmal failure from the last time (even thought it was their own fault) I don't see Sony being too willing to bring him out again any time soon. That being said, there are rumours about a standalone Venom flick going about.

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    • DravenCage

      Nov 20th 2012, 22:31

      The mysterious man in the cell at the end is not Norman Osbourne as he is, according to dialogue within the movie, terminally ill (hence the authorisation from Norman to conduct the experiments into cross-species genetics in the hope of finding a cure). Personally, I think the guy in the cell could be Electro as he appears just as there is a flash of lightning (with no other flashes before or after) and disappears just as easily with another flash.

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    • Ali1748

      Nov 21st 2012, 2:47

      I like Eddie Redmayne but the guy from Chronicle fits Osbourne's character.

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    • sayeed4455

      Nov 21st 2012, 5:26

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    • BobTheSkull

      Nov 21st 2012, 9:05

      @DravenCage, good point about the lightning, hadn't thought of that before but I don't believe that's Electro. Up until he took the serum, Connors was a 'good' man. After the antidote rid him of Lizard, he appeared to return to that. For him to suddenly be in cahoots with another villain like Electro seems odd to me. Does that mean Electro is already about when the next film starts and there won't be an origin? Electro isn't exactly a top tier villain, and joe public would need an explanation. Also, there is nothing to suggest that Osborn didn't take the data/serum that Connors was working on and modify it for his own use and is now on the mend(The split personality thing Connors went through was startlingly reminiscent of Osborn in SM1) - or maybe he isn't and his terminal status is not stopping him from getting about.. I'm sticking with Osborn methinks. To me, it makes more sense.

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