Chronicle's Dane DeHaan will play Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Harry Osborn will be besties/worsties with Peter Parker in a Spider-Man movie once again, but this time, James Franco simply could not build himself a time-turner to make himself available. Instead, for Marc Webb's sequel, Dane DeHaan will take over the role in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, set to begin shooting early next year. DeHann is best known for his superpowered role in Chronicle, but has also made appearances on HBO's In Treatment and, most recently, Lawless and Lincoln. The sequel, for which Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone will return, might also possibly feature Mary Jane Watson, and Shailene Woodley's name has been mentioned as a contender for the role.

And in case you didn't hear, the script will be written by the guys who brought back Star Trek, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. My fangirl heart is positively a-flutter!

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'Amazing Spider-Man 2' gets new Harry Osborn -- 'Chronicle' star Dane DeHaan [Inside Movies]

Predictable, but reassuring news: Marc Webb signs on to direct The Amazing Spider-Man sequel

In Stuff We Knew Would Probably Happen, the director of this summer's The Amazing Spider-Man, Marc Webb, has officially been confirmed to helm the sequel. And it's a good thing, too, because it already had a release date of May 2, 2014! That would have been really awkward without a director. Mr. Parker/Spidey, Andrew Garfield, has also signed on to return, but Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy) is still in talks. Probably trying to find out if/when that thing that happens to her character in the comics will be happening in this movie or, perhaps, another one. (via /Film)