Director Marc Webb is prepping for production on The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is set to start shooting in February 2013. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are set to reprise their roles and getting ready to get back into action. Shailene Woodley will be joining them as Mary Jane Watson, and it sounds like Jamie Foxx will be joining the cast as the villain Electro. There are several other characters to cast for the film, but one of the other main characters they need to fill is Harry Osborn, played by James Franco in the Sam Raimi films.
This is a big role for any actor to land, and THR has some information on the character and who is up for the part. The studio was originally looking for bigger, athletic actors, but they have since changed it up and are now looking for actors that are more "dark and edgy." Hopefully, they won't make the character emo like Raimi tried to do with Peter Parker in Spider-Man 3. It was also revealed that Harry will be a college kid who befriends Parker.
According to insiders, there are three young actors in the running to take on the part: Brady Corbet (Melancholia), Dane DeHaan (Chronicle), and Alden Ehrenreich (Beautiful Creatures). Of course there could be other names thrown into the mix as well. Each has a certain quality to them that I like for the part, but I think DeHaan would be my choice. He's got that look, and it seems like he fits in well with the world that Webb has created, plus I liked him in Chronicle. Who would be your choice to play Harry Osborn?
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set to be released on May 2nd, 2014.