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Dane Dehaan is no stranger to the superhero world. Earlier this year the young star got his breakout role playing the dangerously powerful Andrew Detmer in Josh Trank's found footage thriller Chronicle, and now he's turning that underground turn into his first blockbuster role. Dehaan has been confirmed to star as Harry Osborn in the upcoming sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man.
The casting news comes from the most reliable source you can find: the director. Marc Webb, who helmed the first movie as well, took to his Twitter account this morning and wrote the simple message, "Meet Harry Osborn. @danedehaan" with a picture of Dehaan attached.
The role most most notably played by James Franco in the Sam Raimi trilogy, playing both a friend of Peter Parker's (Tobey Maguire) and a deadly enemy of Spider-Man's. Harry also happens to be the son of Norman Osborn, who is generally identified as webhead's greatest foe, the Green Goblin.
In addition to Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, who are set to reprise their respective roles as Spider-Man and Gwen Stacey, the new film has also cast Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson and Jamie Foxx as the villainous Electro.
Little is known about the plot of the sequel - which doesn't even have an official title yet - but the script is being done by Star Trek Into Darkness scribes Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci. Columbia Pictures has announced that the movie will be released on May 2, 2014, and stick around for more news about the project as it develops.