According to Comic Book Resources on Friday, actor Dane DeHaan, who plays Harry Osborn in Marc Webb's "The Amazing Spider-Man 2", talked about how he had auditioned for a role he had longed to be in. He had loved Andrew Garfield's work and had looked forward to working with him when he was given the opportunity to take on the role.
DeHaan had expressed that he was a big fan of the Sam Raimi trilogy and when had an opportunity to read the script for Webb's sequel, the adult in him expressed that the story arc exceeded his expectations. Matt Tolmach and Avi Arad are the producer's of the film and when he got an opportunity to read along with Garfield, Dehaan had expressed it was like not having seen a good friend in a very long time. It seemed as he was suddenly falling into a rhythm with Garfield and had pretty much nailed the part.
DeHaan wasn't the only one competing for the role and it looks as if even former "Spider-Man" villain James Franco was on the list to audition. Producer Tolmach expressed he pretty much further down on the list by stating, "The truth is, we had a list of guys for that role, and he was on our list -- but, and he knows this by now so I'm not breaking his heart, he wasn't actually at the top of the list".
One of the things DeHaan talks about is his character's importance on buying his own happiness. Apparently, Norman Osborn is the kind of man with money and power. He has the ability to get what he wants in the material world, however, he finds out he's dying and discovers the one thing he cannot buy which is his own life. There comes a "defining moment" as "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." character Phil Coulson points out where someone makes a choice in their lives that will define them indefinitely. In the villain world, as with many villains, this is where Norman Osborn takes on his dreadful transformation.
"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" is currently running in theaters now.