‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ star Dane DeHaan pitches self as Oscars host

Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn in "the Amazing Spider-Man 2."
Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn in “the Amazing Spider-Man 2.”

Dane DeHaan made waves with the Comic-Con crowd as an antihero in “Chronicle,” and now he’s upping his superhero game with “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” In the film, out next year, he plays Harry Osborn — most recently portrayed by James Franco. So we had to ask if there were any other Franco roles he had in mind.

How has your Comic-Con experience been?
I shot a night shoot last night, got here at 8:30 in the morning, did some press with Metallica, and now here I am doing press for “Spider-Man,” so just another day. [Laughs] It’s insane. The fact that I’m at Comic-Con doing press for “Spider-Man” is really…I don’t know. I mean, certainly a dream come true, and if I try to think about it definitely an overwhelming thought. So I guess I’m just trying not to think about it.

How do you keep everything straight when you’re working on so little sleep?
I only think about things as they’re happening, I suppose. I don’t try to get ahead of myself. I mean, I’m only technically working on one movie right now, and then I just have to talk about the other ones. I mean, once they’re over I can talk about them. That’s not really a problem.

For “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” you’re playing a part most recently played by James Franco. Are there any other James Franco roles you’d like to reinterpret?
Other James Franco roles? Gosh, there’s just so many of them. [Laughs] I would like to host the Oscars. Does that count? I’d do a whole new thing. I don’t know, maybe it would be fun to take a crack at James Dean — although really it would be terrifying. What other roles has he played that I want to play?

How about “Spring Breakers”?
I don’t know. I think I’ll let him have that one.

“127 Hours”?
Yeah, sure. Something like that. That would be fun. [Laughs] I wouldn’t want to make a remake of “127 Hours.”


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