'Amazing Spider-Man 2' gets new Harry Osborn -- 'Chronicle' star Dane DeHaan

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has its Harry Osborn.

Director Marc Webb, who is putting together plans for the follow-up to this summer’s web-slinging reboot, just announced via Twitter that he has chosen Dane DeHaan — best known as the power-mad teenager in Chronicle — as Peter Parker’s pal (and the son of Green Goblin) Harry Osborn.

The 24-year-old DeHaan, who also co-starred on HBO’s In Treatment, and had small roles in Lincoln and Lawless, has been rumored to be the front-runner for the role, originated by James Franco in the earlier films.

There’s not much more we know at this point. Andrew Garfield is returning as Spider-Man and the sequel is expected to start shooting in early 2013, with plans to hit theaters on May 2, 2014. Emma Stone is expected to return as Gwen Stacy, and The Descendants‘ Shailene Woodley has been in talks to be the new Mary Jane Watson.

The script is by Star Trek scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, and Fringe-writer Jeff Pinkner, based in part on a draft from The Amazing Spider-Man screenwriter James Vanderbilt.

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