Amazing Spider-Man 2: Is This Harry Osborn?

During an interview with Crave Online yesterday, Lawless and Chronicle star Dane DeHaan was asked about rumors that he might be testing for Harry Osborn, Peter Parker's best-friend-turned-arch-nemesis in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

The answer he gave to a fairly straightforward question was nominally geared at avoiding the spread of rumors...but it certainly raises some flags. Observe:

There’s big news for you right now that you’re in the running for the role of Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. How far along are those talks?

You know, I would love to be in Spider-Man. I have a lot of respect for Andrew Garfield as a person and an artist and a lot of respect for Marc Webb as a person and an artist. If that opportunity were to come along, I would be really flattered and humbled to be a part of it. But that’s about it for now I guess.

Have you auditioned for it?

Well, I know there’s a lot of names being tossed around and rumors and stuff, but again, it’s a project I would love to do and if the opportunity would come along and the offer would come along, I would love to do it. Until then, I don't think it’s worth speculating or creating rumors.

"Have you auditioned for it?" Seems a fairly yes/no question, doesn't it?

Instead, DeHaan sidesteps the direct question, essentially to say "a lot of names" are being "tossed around." Sounds a bit like someone who's already read for the part, or is planning to, or is talking to the studio about it, and who doesn't want to throw a negative light on the proceedings (or anyone else who might get the job over him) by talking about it.

What do you think?