Writer/director of To Kill Your Darlings may have spilled the beans.
We already know that Dane DeHaan is going to be the new Harry Osborn in the upcoming Spider-Man flick, a role played by James Franco in the previous trilogy. We’re also pretty sure that Harry will eventually become the Green Goblin, and have to fight with Spider-Man, since that’s how the story goes, but the thought so far has been that Osborn’s transformation would wait until the third film, as Jamie Foxx’s Electro has already been revealed as the primary villain.
However, at a press event for his new film, To Kill Your Darlings, writer/director John Krokidas introduced James Haan, who stared in the film, to the audience as the Green Goblin.
Of course, it could just be a joke, but it could also be an unintended reveal of an aspect of the role that perhaps Dehaan mentioned to Krokidas during their many hours of working closely together on To Kill Your Darlings.
The first Amazing Spider-Man film didn’t have a secondary villain, but I don’t think it would be a big surprise if this new one did, two villains in a feature-length super hero story is actually pretty typical. It also could be that the film’s epiphany reveals the emergence of Green Goblin.
Sony Pictures has not commented on the possibility.
When Osborn was not introduced at all in The Amazing Spider-Man, many assumed that he was simply being left out of this version of the story. How they'll pull off a best friend who wasn't around for the events of the first film, I'm not sure, but DeHaan certainly has the experience needed to play the regular guy who goes dark and edgy and villainous over time. He had that same role down pat in the indie super hero flick Chronicle.
The sequel will bring back Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield in the roles of Gwen Stacy and Peter Parker, and it's been previously announced that Shailene Woodley will play Mary Jane Watson.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is slated to hit theaters on May 2, 2014.