In its attempt to get a reboot of "The Crow" off the ground in recent years, Hollywood has cycled through various would-be directors and actors to appear in the film, with none of them panning out thus far. The latest name to emerge is Tom Hiddleston, who would take over the role made popular by Brandon Lee in the original 1994 film.
According to Jeff Sneider of The Wrap, the "Avengers" actor is in "early talks" to play Eric Draven in Relatively media's "re-imagining" of the property. The report goes on to reveal that Hiddleston recently dined with the producers after sending them a make-up test that he "did on his own in London," so it sounds like the actor is actively campaigning for the role.
Sneider also says that the actor "will undergo a proper makeup test in the coming days, as the character's appearance is important to fans of the franchise, who should be delighted with the casting of a major member of the Marvel universe."
Indeed, if Hiddleston lands the gig, he will become something of an avenger himself, as he'll play a character who returns from the dead to avenge his own death. He would be the fifth person to succeed Lee in the role, as Vincent Perez, Mark Dacascos, Eric Mabius, and Edward Furlong appeared in various sequels.
Hiddleston isn't the only candidate to emerge for the role this year, as some rumors indicated that James McAvoy was in the running; however, the "X-Men: First Class" star soon denied those reports.
The latest director attached to the project is F. Javier Gutierrez, who will be directing from a script by Cliff Dorfman. As Sneider points out, though, other writers may be credited since the project has passed through so many hands over the years.
It looks like the film might actually happen this time, though, since Relatively is looking to go into production this fall.
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- Tom Hiddleston
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- Eric Draven