Published On: Tue, Dec 4th, 2012

‘Chronicle’ star Dean DeHaan cast as Harry Osborn for ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’

Dane DeHaan has been cast as Harry Osborn in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” Director Marc Webb revealed the news via his Twitter account on Monday afternoon, bypassing tradition trade outlets such as Variety or Deadline.com

Dean DeHaan in “Chronicle”

“Meet Harry Osborn,” Webb wrote on his verified Twitter account with a photo of DeHaan and the actor’s Twitter handle also included in the missive.

“To say I’m excited is an understatement.#HarryOsborn #ASM2,” DeHaan tweeted following Webb’s reveal, which also came via Twitter. 

“All this love is makin’ me feel all tingly inside. Thanks ya’ll,” added the 25-year-old actor.

DeHaan joins Jamie Foxx, who was cast as the villain Elektro, for the sequel.

Harry Osborn, played by James Franco in the first Spider-Man trilogy, is Peter Parker’s friend and some of  Norman Osborn who becomes the Green Goblin. The younger Osborn eventually turns away from his friend to take up his father’s mantle to become a new Green Goblin.

In 2012, he starred in the surprise hit “Chronicle” and had a key supporting part in “Lawless.”

DeHaan, who bears a striking resemblance to a younger Leonardo DiCaprio, also has a brief appearance in “Lincoln,” playing a solider infatuated with the president.

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” set to arrive in theaters May 2, 2014.


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