By: Eric Eisenberg
The reboot of The Crow has more than its fair share of ups and downs. While at one point it looked as though the film was going to be directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and star Bradley Cooper, eventually both dropped off the project, and then Relativity Media had to deal with a lawsuit from The Weinstein Company (which was eventually settled). Since all of the drama the remake has gotten back up on its feet, with F. Javier Gutierrez set to direct and Warrior‘s Cliff Dorfman working on the script, and now it seems they have found a possible new star.
The Wrap is reporting that Tom Hiddleston, who wowed both critics and audiences playing Loki in both Kenneth Branagh‘s Thor and Joss Whedon‘s The Avengers, is now in talks to play the new Eric Draven in The Crow. The role was most notably previously played by Brandon Lee, who, while filming the first movie back in 1993, was accidentally shot and killed. The plot follows the character has he is killed, rises from the grave, and seeks vengeance against the person who killed him. It was first conceived as a comic book written by James O’Barr in the late 1980s.
Obviously there are still going to be a lot of people out there – including myself – who don’t really see the point of doing a Crow reboot, but casting Hiddleston could be a great way to win some people over (especially considering that at one point they were thinking about Mark Wahlberg or Channing Tatum for the lead). But what do you think? Let us know your thoughts on the potential casting in the comments below.
Source: Cinema Blend