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Now Tom Hiddleston Is in Talks to Play Draven in 'The Crow' Reboot

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April 20, 2013
Source: The Wrap

Tom Hiddleston

Here's the next big name to toss in the mix for the role of Eric Draven in the upcoming The Crow reboot at Relativity. The project has been gestating for years, with everyone from Bradley Cooper to Mark Wahlberg to James McAvoy being named as contenders for the same role that Brandon Lee became a legend for playing. Thanks to a scoop in The Wrap this week, now it's Loki himself, English actor Tom Hiddleston, who is apparently already "in early discussions to play" Eric Draven in the film, which mostly has F. Javier Gutiérrez set to direct. He did his own test but will get a "proper makeup test in the coming days" to finalize.

As of this February, there was a report that McAvoy was interested, but now it seems Hiddleston is the top contender. The news claims that "Hiddleston recently had dinner with producers and sent them a makeup test that he did on his own in London." Development on this has been delayed for years while the project has retooled and rebooted many times, with different directors. As of this moment, Relativity has F. Javier Gutierrez (Before the Fall) directing and the current screenplay by Cliff Dorfman (Warrior), adapted directly from James O'Barr's comics. They say that "Hiddleston appealed to producers who were enamored with his ability to project both a light and dark side" of the character. He is an incredibly versatile and talented actor. Hopefully he's their final choice, and they actually get this into production sooner than later.

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Reader Feedback - 20 Comments

1

Well...that's awesome.

Xerxexx on Apr 20, 2013

2

..o.k. ....if they really have to remake this friggin thing he's a very good choice... also :THEY ARE RAPING OUR CHILDHOOD !!11!!11 hint: joking

e1843129 on Apr 20, 2013

3

What would Rolf Harris say?

Carpola on Apr 20, 2013

4

Well,if they choose him they will have the advantage of having both a big and talented star. After his exposure from all the Marvel movies,he has a huge draw for any kind of dark movie and the producers know that. Choosing someone else would be a dumb financial move from them.

I see money galore on Apr 20, 2013

5

No mention of Mark Dacascos? Poor Chairman never gets any credit.

Akirakorn on Apr 20, 2013

6

I really want to see this happen!

Crazy Legs on Apr 20, 2013

7

He seems like a good fit, I just hope all the bad stuff associated with "the Crow" doesn't happen to this production.

Jimmy Love on Apr 20, 2013

8

Ridiculous. This is a poisoned chalice of a project. The Crow was alright as a film, not brilliant. The thing that got people going about it was Brandon Lee, his association with his father, the death on set and the studios decision to still release the film using new techniques to transfer shot images into new scenes. These are the elements that made everyone's interest swirl about this film. Had Brandon Lee not died on set would The Crow been half as successful? Would it have had such a strong following? Or would it have been a bit of a flop like SPAWN?

Abanarrrrrrrr on Apr 20, 2013

9

I'm with you on this. I really like Tom Hiddleston, and I don't think this would necessarily be "career suicide", but definitely a misstep for him. He is at a point where he can start to call his own shots, not just take anything that comes his way, and I hope he chooses his future projects well.

idle_simian on Apr 20, 2013

10

whow really? oh my god you are genius wow...the movie was good stop you hipster tom diddleston bullshit here pal

joaquin on Apr 21, 2013

11

lolwut?

avconsumer2 on Apr 22, 2013

12

The difference being that Spawn sucked as a film.

Linkfx on Apr 22, 2013

13

All valid points. Don't forget the soundtrack. Perfectly matched & assembled.

avconsumer2 on Apr 22, 2013

14

Actually NO, I went to see the crow because it looked good, and I was not disappointed. Everything else they did with the crow sucked. Except I like the one with David Boreanaz but only because it was funny as HELL! "I now pronounce you as Satan and his shorty"

Jimmy Love on Apr 22, 2013

15

I like him as an actor, but does this really need to be made yet again?

Nifty Films on Apr 21, 2013

16

He´s a good actor , but dont see him as Eric Draven .

borjamondeyork on Apr 21, 2013

17

The original was a bad @$$, not a bad choice but leave the originals alone....for once!

Bruce on Apr 21, 2013

18

I know dad, mine was the best right...

Brandon on Apr 21, 2013

19

right now, he's the best other than Wahlberg I've seen bandied about... although McAvoy would have been interesting to watch as well.

VAharleywitch on Apr 22, 2013

20

" Forgot the first rule of remakes, don't fuck with the original."

comic393 on Apr 23, 2013

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