Dane DeHaan, the actor who played Harry Osborn/Green Goblin in the new The Amazing Spider-Man 2, became the inspiration for a new hashtag on Twitter, #GetOnTheDaneTrain.
The Twitter hashtag was first used by DeHaan’s co-star in the movie, Jamie Foxx, who Tweeted, “#GetOnTheDaneTrain … go follow by boy @danedehaan aka Harry Osborn” to promote DeHaan’s Twitter account.
Fans of DeHaan participated in promoting the hashtag, with many producing images of the young actor’s face on trains.
Typical comments accompanying #GetOnTheDaneTrain were praises for the actor and quotes of DeHaan’s lines in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
“Dane DeHaan is just so great as Harry Osborn. #GetOnTheDaneTrain,” read one Tweet by user @cinderellaseyes.
“Exams this week. I guess I’ll just calm myself down by taking a moment …. to think about Dane #GetOnTheDaneTrain,” read another Tweet by Shannon Keane, writing using the username @DaftPunkAddict.
DeHaan himself is aware of the hashtag and is having fun with his newfound recognition among moviegoers.
“Jamie started #GetOnTheDaneTrain and it’s made my Twitter really fun,” he told Vanity Fair.
“It is really wild, but it’s fun! I’m having a good time with it, I’m embracing it. I’m excited!,” he added.
DeHaan will be playing James Dean next, which is not the first time he has played a controversial figure.
In Kill Your Darlings, the actor played Lucien Carr, a member of the Beat Generation circle of writers, whose name came into the headlines of the day after stabbing a man called David Kammerer.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 topped the box office in the United States on its opening weekend, making an estimated US$92 million domestically during the period.
The tweets are kinda embarassing tbh but hurrah for bae getting more attention!