Dane DeHaan Talks Harry Osborn and Peter Parker’s Relationship in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

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Harry Osborn is a tragic figure in the Spider-Man comics.  Peter Parker is basically good, Norman Osborn is basically evil, and Harry is caught in between, but eventually inherits his father’s villainous mantle; his birthright is inevitable defeat at the hands of his best friend.  We don’t know if The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will follow the character’s arc from the comic, but a recent interview with the actor playing Harry, Dane DeHaan, shines a bit more light on what we’ll be seeing.  We knew that in the reboot, Harry and Peter (Andrew Garfield) are old friends, and Harry has come home to help run Oscorp since Norman (Chris Cooper) is sick.  DeHaan explained that it’s not just trying to walk this balance between his loyalty to his father and to his friend, but also the sinister dealings of the company.

Hit the jump for more.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 3D on May 2nd.

the-amazing-spider-man-2-andrew-garfield-dane-dehaanSpeaking to Digital Spy, DeHaan talked about Harry’s character arc in the upcoming sequel:

“When you first meet Harry he’s just graduated from high school, and he has to come back to New York to help deal with Oscorp, and its legacy, and his father [Norman Osborn, played by Chris Cooper]. He also sees Peter Parker for the first time in a long time; they were childhood friends. So it’s really about Harry having a friendship with Peter and an allegiance to Peter, but also being the heir apparent to Oscorp, and having to deal with that.

“It’s becoming very obvious that all of these villains are originating from within Oscorp, in one way or the other. There are things that Harry feels he owes Peter, and things he needs from Peter, there are things he feels he needs from Spider-Man, and then there’s his responsibility to Oscorp. It’s a very complicated storyline, really cool and dynamic.”

As we saw in the trailer, one of those villains ends up being Harry as the Green Goblin, so that’s another complication in the mix.  No matter how the storyline goes, at least they have a talented actor like DeHaan playing the role, I’m eager to see what he can do with this potentially great material.


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  • eternalozzie

    Is it just me or was that last sentence from Matt kind of positive ? Words cannot describe my anticipation of this movie.

    • Go Hawks!

      Me too, I love the cast. I just hope it doesn’t get too campy.

  • Daniel Ronczkowski

    I’ve always liked DeHaan in what I have seen him in, the Metallica movie was awesome and no doubt he will be good in this, but I am more curious as to why HE is the Green Goblin before his dad, or so we think.

    • Brandon

      Harry very well may be the Green Goblin (or one of several in the upcoming films), but Sony hasn’t really ever come out and stated that as fact. I wonder if he couldn’t end up taking the name of another glider-rider from comic lore.

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  • Aquartertoseven

    Emo Harry, Transformer Rhino, I can’t see this being any better than its bland, mediocre predecessor.

  • Leo Spaceman

    I don’t really have anything to say about the article, but I just noticed there is almost no promotion on either Andrew Garfield or Emma Stone.

    • eternalozzie

      That is because it’s an interview with Dane about his multiple projects … not Garfield/Stone. Andma? Emdrew?

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