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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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  • Xerxexx
    Well...that's awesome.
  • e1843129
    ..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
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7YGEVuJ4mM Carpola
      What would Rolf Harris say?
  • I see money galore
    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.
  • Akirakorn
    No mention of Mark Dacascos? Poor Chairman never gets any credit.
  • Crazy Legs
    I really want to see this happen!
  • http://www.jimmylove.com/ Jimmy Love
    He seems like a good fit, I just hope all the bad stuff associated with "the Crow" doesn't happen to this production.
  • Abanarrrrrrrr
    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?
    • idle_simian
      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.
    • joaquin
      whow really? oh my god you are genius wow...the movie was good stop you hipster tom diddleston bullshit here pal
      • avconsumer2
        lolwut?
    • Linkfx
      The difference being that Spawn sucked as a film.
    • avconsumer2
      All valid points. Don't forget the soundtrack. Perfectly matched & assembled.
    • http://www.jimmylove.com/ Jimmy Love
      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"
  • http://twitter.com/Nifty_Films Nifty Films
    I like him as an actor, but does this really need to be made yet again?
  • borjamondeyork
    He´s a good actor , but dont see him as Eric Draven .
  • Bruce
    The original was a bad @$$, not a bad choice but leave the originals alone....for once!
    • Brandon
      I know dad, mine was the best right...
  • VAharleywitch
    right now, he's the best other than Wahlberg I've seen bandied about... although McAvoy would have been interesting to watch as well.
  • comic393
    " Forgot the first rule of remakes, don't fuck with the original."

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