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Over the last few weeks, Sony and Marc Webb have been working to get the cast in place for their 'Amazing Spider-Man' sequel. Namely, they have been looking for a young actor to play their version of Harry Osborn. They were looking at a number of performers, but it appears that their search is now at an end. Dane DeHaan ('Chronicle') has been cast in the coveted role. DeHaan also appeared in Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln' this year, and will next be seen in Atom Egoyan's West Memphis Three drama 'The Devil's Knot.' The official news story that accompanied the announcement of DeHaan's casting also confirms that Jamie Foxx will be playing the villain Electro in 'Amazing Spider-Man 2.' The movie is due in theaters May 2nd, 2014.
It's not always the case that I completely agree with a studio's casting choice for a given role, but Sony has made the right call here. Dane DeHaan could not be more perfect for Harry Osborn, and actually fits the comic version of the character far more than did James Franco. I think the troubled relationship with his father Norman, and the dark path that leads him to eventually be the new Goblin, is not terribly dissimilar from the arc traveled by his character in 'Chronicle,' and the complexity of his performance in Josh Trank's contemporary superhero film should serve him well in 'Amazing Spider-Man 2.'The kid's got tremendous screen presence and I can't wait to see what he does with this part. I'm also excited to see that we seem to have confirmation that Jamie Foxx will be playing Electro. Good choices all around, Sony.
What do you guys think? Do you like DeHaan as Harry Osborn? If not, who would have been your choice? What's you take on Jamie Foxx as Electro?