The powers that be behind Amazing Spider-Man II are looking to fill the role of Harry Osborn, Peter Parker’s high school buddy with father issues. The current word around town is that four actors are in consideration at the moment.
Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman), Eddie Redmayne (Birdsong), Douglas Booth (Noah) and Boyd Holbrook (Hatfields and McCoys).
Harry is a tragic character in the comics with a host of personal problems including a drug habit, an indifferent and sometimes cruel father, and unknowingly, the guy that dated the woman Peter loves, all of which drove Harry into a severe mental collapse after he discovers that his father Norman Osborn was the villainous Green Goblin. Harry then assumes the Green Goblin mantle and tries to kill Spider-Man. Great tragic story telling that that other Spider-Man franchise screwed the hell up. Rocket Skateboard indeed!
Boyd Holbrook is the only one whose acting work I’ve seen so far, he was great in Hatfields and McCoys. What do you think about the group, which would you pick, or maybe there is someone else out there you think would better fit the bill?