New Batch of Actors Testing for Harry Osborn in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Including Sam Claflin and Eddie Redmayne

     November 19, 2012

sam-claflin-eddie-redmayne-amazing-spider-man-2-slice

Casting is currently underway on Sony’s fast-moving sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and it appears that producers are changing course in filling the integral role of Harry Osborn.  Marc Webb is returning to direct with Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone back as the film’s leads, but the follow-up is poised to include a tantalizing group of newcomers that should ring familiar to fans of the comics.  Shailene Woodley is set to play eventual love interest Mary Jane in what may amount to a larger role in the third film, and negotiations are underway to nail down Jamie Foxx as the film’s villain Electro.

We recently heard that Dane DeHaan (Chronicle), Alden Ehrenreich (Beautiful Creatures) and Brady Corbet (Melancholia) were under consideration for the role of Harry Obsorn, but now it appears that Sony is looking for a different type of actor to take on the part.  Hit the jump for more.

douglas-booth-the-amazing-spider-man-2For those unfamiliar with the source material (or Sam Raimi’s previous film trilogy), Harry Osborn is a close friend to Peter Parker who turns villainous much later down the road.  Per Heat Vision, the producers and filmmakers are testing a new group of hopefuls, as they’re now looking at actors “with characteristics that include athleticism and good looks” for the role of Harry Osborn.  A tad harsh, no?

The actors now testing for the part include Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman), Eddie Redmayne (My Week With Marilyn, Les Miserables), Douglas Booth (LOL, Noah), and Boyd Holbrook (Hatfields & McCoys, The Host).  Claflin is the best known of the bunch, but I find it curious that he’s in line for the high profile part as he recently landed the coveted role of Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.  I’m still pulling for DeHaan to win out in the end, though I wouldn’t be upset with Claflin or Redmayne in the role either.  As production is slated to begin early next year, we should hear a decision regarding the Osborn role sooner rather than later.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set to open on May 2, 2014.

andrew-garfield-the-amazing-spider-man-2

Around The Web

Latest News

LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN Reboot in the Works at Fox

Sean Connery is surely thrilled.

BURYING THE EX: New Trailer Teases Joe Dante’s Horror Rom-Com

Anton Yelchin, Alexandra Daddario and Ashley Green star in the horror master's latest.

POINT BREAK Remake Trailer Dives into the World of Extreme Sports

Edgar Ramirez and Luke Bracey fill the roles previously played by Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze.

BELLE Director to Helm David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike in A UNITED KINGDOM

Amma Asante will direct the true story of royal family member Seretse Khama, who came under fire when he married a white woman in 1949.

Poster Roundup: POINT BREAK, JURASSIC WORLD, MAGIC MIKE XXL, and More

Plus the posters for Woody Allen’s ‘Irrational Man’ and the patriot dog movie, ‘Max’.

SAN ANDREAS: 18 Things to Know About the Dwayne Johnson Disaster Movie

Johnson, Alexandra Daddario, Paul Giamatti, and more spill the beans about their new film, Spielberg influences, and more.

THE COLLIDER PODCAST: Episode 7 – TOMORROWLAND

Matt and Adam talk about the film's themes, flaws, goals, post-production, and how the movie relates to the careers of director Brad Bird and co-writer Damon Lindelof.

Second Chance: Cameron Crowe’s ELIZABETHTOWN Deserves Another Look

"Manic Pixie Dream Girl" aside, it's time to reconsider Crowe's much-maligned 'Vanilla Sky' follow-up.

THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL: First Trailer For the Smash Sundance Hit

Writer/director Marielle Heller's feature debut tackles the tricky subject matter of the female sexual awakening.

New X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Set Photo Teases Caliban

The mutant has a strong connection to Oscar Isaac's villainous Apocalypse.

Page 1 of 3,96612345...102030...Last »