Dane DeHaan confirmed for The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Dane DeHaan has been cast as Peter Parker's troubled best friend Harry Osbourn in Marc Webb's superhero sequel

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Dane DeHaan has been confirmed to play Harry Osbourn in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'.

The up-and-coming actor - who made his name in 'Chronicle' and has small parts in 'Lawless' and 'Lincoln' - joins Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone in the superhero franchise as hero Peter Parker's tormented best friend, who later goes on to become his enemy.

Director Marc Webb announced: "Dane is an exciting and extraordinary young actor and he is a fantastic addition to our cast."

He then confirmed the news on twitter, saying: "Meet Harry Osborn. So excited to have him on board."

Dane then posted: "To say I'm excited is an understatement. #HarryOsborn #ASM2", before being inundated with positive comments from fans of the Marvel comic book franchise.

He added: "All this love is makin' me feel all tingly inside. Thanks ya'll.#HarryOsborn #ASM2 (sic)"

The 26-year-old star was first tipped for the role last month alongside 'Supernatural' star Alden Ehrenreich and 'Melancholia''s Brady Corbet, but reports emerged Sony Pictures might be looking for a more athletic, all-American take on the character.

Harry is the son of the Green Goblin alter-ego Norman Osborn and becomes Peter's arch nemesis when his father dies. Producers are said to have gone with a more "dark and edgy" approach to match James Franco's chilling performance as Harry in Sam Raimi's earlier triology. .

Jamie Foxx and Shailene Woodley have also been confirmed as Electro and Mary-Jane Watson respectively.

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' will be released in the UK on 18 April 2014.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 142 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Marc Webb
  • Cast: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan
  • UK release: 16 April 2014

Peter Parker (Garfield) goes up against new supervillains Electro (Foxx) and Harry Osborn (DeHaan). Garfield and Stone have enormous chemistry, Foxx and DeHaan bring complexity and pathos, and the rebooted franchise continues to capture the original character's wise-cracking energy in a way that the Raimi trilogy didn't.

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