Last week it was revealed that producers were busy looking for someone to play Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-man 2, and that Dane DeHaan (Chronicle), Brady Corbet (Melancholia), and Alden Ehrenreich (Beautiful Creatures) were all said to be audition.
Now THR has come news names to add, saying that Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman), Eddie Redmayne (War Horse), Douglas Booth (Noah), and Boyd Holbrook (Hatfields & McCoys) are all trying out for the part. It appears the studio is uncertain whether Osborn should be ‘dark and edgy’ or more athletic. The first list of actors was an attempt to find the former, while these latest name are a look at the latter. It’ll be interesting to see which way they go, as it could alter Osborn’s role in how the trilogy develops depending on which direction they go. The part should be cast soon.
Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone will both be back, with Shailene Woodley joining as Mary Jane Watson. Shooting is likely to start next February for release summer 2014.