It’s been a long and winding road thus far for The Crow reboot—in an effort to remake the 1994 original film, the production team has gone through several potential leading men over the past three years in an effort to cast someone, anyone as Eric Draven, the murdered man who is brought back for vengeance by a mystical crow. First, in 2010, Mark Wahlberg was improbably in negotiations to wear the white face paint and leather duster. And then he walked. A year later, it was Bradley Cooper’s turn to be the guy everyone hoped would please not get the part, and he then satisfied those wishes. Earlier this year, James McAvoy was in talks, followed by Tom Hiddleston, who went so far as to enter into negotiations and preliminary makeup tests for the role.
But it seems that Hiddleston is out, as /Film is now reporting that Luke Evans “has been chosen to play the lead.” Evans, who can also been seen in the upcoming Dracula as well as Fast and the Furious 6 and The Hobbit, was reportedly director F. Javier Gutiérrez’s first choice for the role since development began, but Evans’ packed schedule prevented him from taking the role.
Apparently, Relativity Media is so desperate to lock down Evans as their Eric Draven that they’ve rescheduled filming to begin in early 2014 (rather than later this year, as was originally planned) in order to accommodate the actor’s hectic schedule.
What do you think—will Evans make a good Eric Draven?