4 December 2012 2:38 PM, PST | The Geek Files | See recent The Geek Files news »

Sony has confirmed the casting of Jamie Foxx in The Amazing Spider-Man, along with Shailene Woodley and Dane DeHaan.

The studio issued a press release after director Marc Webb announced on Twitter that he was excited to have DeHaan (above) on board as Harry Osborn, Peter Parker's friend and eventual enemy who was played by James Franco in the Sam Raimi trilogy.

Other actors considered for the role reportedly included Alden Ehrenreich and Brady Corbet along with Sam Claflin, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth and Boyd Holbrook. Redmayne is also said to be on a shortlist for the role of Star-Lord in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy.

In The Amazing Spider-Man sequel, Woodley is playing Mary Jane Watson and Foxx has been cast as the villain, Electro, who gains electrical powers after he is struck by lightning.

Foxx told Entertainment Tonight: "Electro is a great character. I met with the director, »

- David Bentley

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