Four New Names Mentioned For Harry Osborn In The Amazing Spider-Man 2


The battle for Harry Osborn is on, because who wouldn’t want to play Peter Parker’s scheming, contemptuous, douchebag friend in Marc Webb‘s upcoming sequel? James Franco defined the role back in 2002 when Sam Raimi cast him as Osborn in the original Spider-Man movie. And when we say defined, we purely mean that James Franco is the only guy who’s had a chance to play the character on the big screen thus far. Which means anyone can define it if they want to. Do you want to? Go on. Define it.

As for the casting of said role in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, we have four new names to throw at you. First there’s Sam Claflin, the upcoming star of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Then we have Eddie Redmayne, who plays Marius in Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables film. There’s also Douglas Booth, star of LOL, and finally Boyd Holbrook, who starred in Milk and will also appear in Stephenie Meyer’s The Host.

Last week we heard that Brady Corbet, Dane DeHaan, and Alden Ehrenreich were being considered for the role, which was then being described as a darker, edgier version of the character we’ve all come to love (?). But now that’s all gone out the window and the studio are apparently looking for somebody with more of an athletic build, presumably so he can flirt with Andrew Garfield’s girls and create some sort of love triangle between all these characters. Watching people bicker is why we go to the movies, you know.

What do you reckon on any of these choices? Let us know in the comments.

Source: /Film

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  1. Lucysays:

    It will be very interesting to find out who will win the
    battle of playing Harry. It’s interesting that they are thinking of taking the
    character in a different direction than the edgy and dark description from last
    week. After discussing the new potentials with a coworker at DISH, I still
    think that Dane DeHaan is the best candidate. So I really hope that the director
    chooses him, but even if he doesn’t, I am sure it will be a fantastic movie.
    The wait for it to premiere has been really hard; I have been coping by
    re-watching the original using Blockbuster @Home from DISH. With my busy
    schedule, I love that I can get the movies delivered in the mail. I also love
    that I have the option of exchanging it in the store if I’m feeling impatient. Seeing
    the movie again, I really hope that they go with a darker look to Harry. His
    character is going to have a lot of things to deal with concerning his father,
    so having him edgier makes a lot more sense than the jock.

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