The news came in a couple of days ago that Sony is planning to start shooting The Amazing Spider-man 2 early next year and so director Marc Webb needs to get new cast members lined up as quickly as he can. It’s long been rumoured that Harry Osborn would show up in the second movie, and now that’s been confirmed with THR reporting that actors such as Dane DeHaan (Chronicle), Brady Corbet (Melancholia), and Alden Ehrenreich (Beautiful Creatures) are trying out for the part later this week.
The role was apparently originally crafted for a bulkier, more athletic looking actor, but now it’s being revamped to have a more “dark and edgy” feel. In this take on the Spider-man legend Osborn will be a college kid who becomes friends with Peter Parker. Of course Osborn is the son of Norman Osborn (aka Green Goblin), but it’s not known if pops will show up in this movie.
Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are returning as Peter and Gwen Stacy, with Oscar nominee Shailene Woodley (The Descendants) confirmed to play Mary Jane Watson. Jamie Foxx has also been rumoured to play the villain Electro.