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