The prospective remake of 1994’s The Crow (itself an adaptation of the 1989 graphic novel by James O’Barr) has certainly gone through a number of leading man iterations over the past three years—in 2010, it was reported that Mark Wahlberg was in talks to star as the undead hero of the story, and then news broke that he wasn’t. In 2011, it was Bradley Cooper’s turn to step up to the plate…and then promptly back down. Then, in February of this year, James McAvoy was rumored to be approached for the role, but it seems he has passed, as a new candidate is currently being discussed-Tom Hiddleston.
According to /Film, Hiddleston (whom you likely know as Loki from The Avengers), is now in “early talks” to portray Eric Draven, a man who is killed while failing to save his fiancé from being murdered by a street gang after their car breaks down on a highway. Draven is then resurrected by a mystical crow, who gives Draven superhuman abilities in order to avenge his fiancé’s death. Hiddleston has already undergone a makeup test and held meetings with the remake’s producers, and is set to come in for another makeup test, which seems to put him closer to the role than anyone else thus far.
In the 1994 film, Draven was famously portrayed by Brandon Lee, who was accidentally killed during filming.
While no release date is set, The Crow is scheduled to shoot this fall.
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