Relativity Meeting with an Actor Who Might Actually Be Right for ‘The Crow’


First it was Mark Wahlberg, then it was Bradley Cooper, then whispers of James McAvoy. That’s not even counting the director swapping, but according to The Wrap, Relativity Media is now in talks with Tom Hiddleston to star in a remake of The Crow. At this point, any news about this project comes with its own salt, but this piece finally comes with a dark silver lining.

Back in February, word was that McAvoy was close to taking the mascara-drowned role of Eric Draven if his X-Men schedule didn’t get in the way. Perhaps it has, or perhaps the deal simply didn’t work out, but now Hiddleston has stepped in with a preliminary make-up test and another to come. Filming is scheduled for this fall. That, too, comes with a shaker of salt.

McAvoy was an interesting prospect, but if he isn’t available, Hiddleston brings a lot more excitement to the reboot than Wahlberg or Cooper ever did. Funny that Relativity finally decided to check in with actors that can do dark and brooding for a character that does nothing but. If they can secure him, this reboot will finally make sense.

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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