Here’s the first official picture of Dane DeHaahn, taking over the Harry Osborn role in Spider-Man B/2 (aka The Amazing Spider-Man 2), which is out May 2nd, 2014, and stars Jamie Foxx as Electro with Marc Webb making an ill-advised return to the director’s chair.
DeHaan plays Harry Osborn, the character played by James Franco in Sam Raimi‘s Spider-Man trilogy that soon took up after his father and went all Green Goblin on the city. There is no word, only rumors, as to whether or not Osborn will don the Goblin suit in this latest installment, but my assumption is he won’t.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be released in theaters on May 2, 2014 and finds Andrew Garfield returning as Peter Parker, whose life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past. [RopeofSilicon]
I don’t have enough juice left in my inhaler to speculate as to what kind of Harry Osborn Dehaahn will play, but it’s interesting that ever since his memorable turn in Chronicle, he’s been Hollywood’s go-to guy whenever they need a kid to be broody and complex. They even smoothed out his hair, so unlike Chronicle or Place Beyond the Pines, we’ll finally get to see if he’s got the acting chops, or if it was just his unkempt scalp doing all the work all this time. He’s like a little porcelain hobo doll. He still has a ways to go yet in terms of disheveled charm, but he’s young. As of now, on a scale of one to Sam Rockwell, I’d rate him a half Ruffalo.