Though recent reports claimed that The Avengers star Tom Hiddleston was in early talks to play Eric Draven in The Crow, that story has since been shot down.
According to Deadline, Hiddleston had participated in a conversation about potentially playing the character, but that was blown out of proportion and he is not actually interested in the role (ouch). According to the site, it’s actually Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood) who is being looked at, though no formal offer has been made yet. “It sounds to me like it’s Skarsgard’s role if he wants it in the F. Javier Gutierrez-directed film series relaunch,” Deadline reports.
Skarsgard’s schedule is suddenly all clear after David Yates’ Tarzan film fell through. The True Blood actor was all set to play Tarzan to Jessica Chastain’s Jane.
Spanish filmmaker F. Javier Gutierrez (Before the Fall) is directing the film from a script by Cliff Dorfman (Warrior). Production is tentatively scheduled to begin this fall. The Crow is based on James O’Barr’s comic book series of the same name, which was already adapted into a series of films. According to Relativity Media, the upcoming reboot looks to offer yet another gritty take on the story of Eric Draven, a man who returns from the grave to avenge the murder of his wife.
Many feel the property should be left alone (I do!). Does this bit of casting news change anything, should the property be given a second chance like its hero? Or should it be left to rest in peace?