Jamie Foxx And Chronicle’s Dane DeHaan Join Amazing Spider-Man 2

Sony has confirmed that Jamie Foxx will be playing supervillain Electro and that Chronicle’s Dane DeHaan will be playing Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

The casting of DeHaan as Harry Osborn was confirmed in a tweet by director Marc Webb who wrote “Meet Harry Osborn. So excited to have him on board. @danedehaan.”

He added in a later press release: “Dane is an exciting and extraordinary young actor and he is a fantastic addition to our cast.”

Harry Osborn, the son of Green Goblin alter ego Norman Osborn, was a close friend and classmate to Peter Parker in the comics, who later took over as the Green Goblin himself.

Foxx, meanwhile, spoke briefly to etonline.com about his casting: “Electro is a great character. I met with the director, Mark Webb, I met with Andrew Garfield, and we talked. … I think Electro will be an exciting character to play because he’s a … genius electrician-type person, and he gets the short end of the stick from the whole world, and the next thing you know he turns it on.”