‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ tests four actors for Harry Osborn role

Sam Claflin, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth and Boyd Holbrook filmed screen tests

The Amazing Spider-Man filmmakers have reportedly screen tested four actors for the role of Harry Osborn in the upcoming sequel.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Snow White And The Hunstman‘s Sam Claflin, Les Misérables‘ Eddie Redmayne, Noah‘s Douglas Booth and Milk‘s Boyd Holbrook were tested on Monday (November 19).

Harry Osborn is an important character in the comic book. The son of tycoon Norman Osborn, Harry is one of Peter Parker’s few friends but he soon becomes his arch-nemesis after taking over from his dad as the Green Goblin.

The sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man, which has no official title yet, is due to start shooting early next year. Columbia Pictures has scheduled its release for May 2, 2014.

Earlier this month, Variety reported that Jamie Foxx was “in early talks” to appear as a character called Electro, a baddie from the Spider-Man comic books who acquires the ability to control electricity after being struck by lightning.

Last month (October 2012), Columbia Pictures confirmed that Andrew Garfield will be reprising his role as Peter Parker. Director Marc Webb is also returning, while Emma Stone is in talks to make a second appearance as Gwen Stacy. The Descendants star Shailene Woodley is reportedly in talks to join the cast as Mary Jane Watson.