Tom Hiddleston in Talks to Star in ‘The Crow’ Remake

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It’s been a long and bumpy road for Relativity Media’s remake of The Crow. Over four years of development, the movie has had countless directors attached (from Stephen Norrington to Juan Carlos Fresnadillo) and a host of potential lead actors (from Mark Wahlberg to Bradley Cooper to James McAvoy).

Recently, however, the movie has finally been able to get on track. With new director F. Javier Guttierez running the show, The Crow is now looking to cast its lead role and a new rumor suggests that the actor could be Avengers star Tom Hiddleston.

According to The Wrap, Hiddleston “recently had dinner with producers and sent them a makeup test that he did on his own in London.” The report also states that Hiddleston will “undergo a proper makeup test in the coming days.”

Hiddleston is a strong choice for the film for several reasons, the most obvious being the fact that he’s a very good actor. From his most notable work as the villainous Loki in Thor and The Avengers to his turns in Steven Spielberg’s War Horse and Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, Hiddleston has an impressive resume of work. Plus, he’s obviously interested in the character; not every actor that will do their own makeup test for a chance at a role.

Loki Tom Hiddleston in The Avengers Tom Hiddleston in Talks to Star in The Crow Remake

And that level of commitment is what really matters for The Crow. While some of the original film’s cult status can be attributed to the tragic death of Brandon Lee during filming, there’s no denying that people truly love the character of Eric Draven.

While “serious” comic book movies seem to be the norm now, The Crow‘s Eric Draven offered the kind of gritty, anti-hero that was ahead of its time. There’s a depth and darkness to Draven that could be ideal for Hiddleston, who won praise for making Loki a conflicted and jealous two-dimensional character rather than a cardboard cutout.

Given that the film is scheduled to begin production this fall, it wouldn’t be a surprise to hear some more concrete news on casting in the next week or two. If Hiddleston does sign on for the role, we’ll have the report.

In the meantime, let us know what you think of Hiddleston tackling another comic book property in the comments below.

There’s currently no release date for the remake of The Crow.


Source: The Wrap

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  1. Hiddlestone is a far superior choice than the three listed in paragraph one. That’s for damn sure.

  2. this could be very interesting… or a complete disaster.

  3. hiddleston sucks and hollywood needs to kepp their damn hands off the classics

    • No, Bieber sucks.

      • What is this “kepp” you speak of?

  4. I hope they don’t try to make this movie PG-13. I would be so f**king pissed.

  5. My initial impression is WOW. Tom Hiddleston — too perfect.
    Tom is a favorite actor of mine and his casting would
    immediately elevate this to absolute must see.

    He looks to be quite interested. Watch out.
    Tom will bring a unique flare made to order.

  6. The original crow was great (and on tonight on BBC) and is the only good crow film thats ever been made, all subsequent sequals have been pretty damn terrible, so i dont care for this being rebooted or remade or whatever. the original was pitch perfect and doesnt need to be redone. BUT, Tom Hiddleston would be about the only person that could do any justice to the crow character were it to be remade. Hoping this movie doesnt get made, but if it does, that hiddleston has a capable director and good script so as to not just be another terrible crow movie.

  7. How can an actor that is superb with Shakespeare and does his own stunts be a bad choice? Draven had a certain bardish flair.

  8. They should not touch the crow. Leave it alone. Worst mistake.

    • Then don’t watch it.

  9. Im totally fine with Tom doing the Crow. I think he’s a gifted actor . Would not be surprised if we see him doing Bond somewhere down the road. But 1st and foremost , Id rather see him as a Dark Jedi in Star Wars Ep 7. He’d kill that role

  10. Nooooooooooooo!!!! NO!

    • Yeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssss!!!!! YES!

  11. Tom would be amazing as Eric Draven IMO

  12. I grew up with this movie and it has been an extreme favorite of mine. After reading about the remake and Hiddleston being a strong choice for Eric, I feel that hopefully the entire project can be pulled off. Tom is a fantastic actor of any genre and IF this remake turns out to be a flop like many others, at least there will be an actor that can slow the movies descent.

  13. awesome! :)

  14. I Love How Everyone Is Dissing The Remakes Before They Even Come Out Lol Get Over It People I Think Tom Hiddleston Is A Great Actor He Was An Amazing lOki And He Would Probably Make A GooD Crow Unless He Die After The Movie Like.The Original

    • Punctuation. That is all.

      • Capitalization. THAT is all. ;)

  15. I don’t understand why a remake needs to be done when we can just have another Crow story. Eric’s story has been told.


    Tom Hiddleston would make for an exciting *NEW* Crow character.

    • Agreed, the current film is still too “new” for a remake

      • 20 years old is too new?

        • For this movie yes, the look of the movie is not outdated…

    • Sooooooooooo true!!!!

  16. I happen to think The Crow is very overrated, it’s not a bad film i just don’t see the hype.

    The sequels were disaster’s, each an every one of them worse then Jaws 3 or Jaws The Revenge. Just awful.

    I don’t have a problem with a Crow Reboot, This guy is a great actor an could add interest if he were to be cast. Here’s hoping for the best.

    • Brandon Lee’s Crow and Heath Ledger’s Joker are two of the most overrated, overhyped characters/performances of the last few decades. If those two hadn’t died before the release of their respective movies people would have largely forgotten about those performances by now.

      • Not me, I loved their performances personally.

        I get where you’re coming from though because there are a lot of bandwagoneers for both movies.

  17. I don’t understand why a remake needs to be done when we can just have another Crow story. Eric’s story has been told.

    • your comment is so original

  18. As a huge fan of the original, this is the only good news I’ve heard about the reboot. I’m fine with Tom taking over but as someone else said, Eric’s story was his revenge against those who killed himself and Shelly, unless they go down a route where it takes several movies to kill off the gang this time.

  19. This will be the end of Tom Hiddlestons career.

    • I’m not worried about Tom, he’ll be great in this. I’m just worried about the director. His record is about average/not so good, and that gives me a bad feeling.

  20. This makes me want to weep. Stop it Hollywood, just stop it. Leave good movies alone. The track record on remakes is terrible. Do we need to recall some disasters? Planet of the Apes, Clash of the Titans, what’s next, Soylent Green? come on, make something NEW

    • Planet Of The Apes was (IMO) better than the original and I liked the new Clash Of The Titans (wasn’t as good as the original but still good nonetheless).

      I’m more worried about the Robocop remake currently filming than I would about The Crow if this news is true because at least they may stick close to the source material and respect it somewhat.

      Robocop on the other hand….well, first Darren Aronofsky was attached to direct and said “no one’s seen the original so I can do what I like with it” which lost my respect for him and now what I’ve seen and heard so far of the reboot doesn’t give me much hope.

  21. I have actually never seen any of the crow movies so please those of you that have fill me in on which is the best because based on what I’ve read online about them they sound fairly cool to me. I like hiddlestonin almost anything he’s in so I’d see him in this

    • The first one is the best.

      The second one is ok, not terrible but not as good as the first one.

      The others and the TV show weren’t very good though, avoid those.

  22. Remake, remake, remake, remake, remake…. sometimes I seems that’s all I’m reading on movie sites these days.

    • So come up with something original then… or stop whining.

      • I don’t need to. Studios are being flooded with great original scripts, but they rather opt for the safe bets instead or making one of those happen.

  23. I really loved the first one. If they redo this they better be giving some respect to the role and I really hope they do it justice and not make it like all the sequels were. I couldn’t stand any of them. Brandon Lee was an awesome actor and it’s such a same that he had to die. So please please don’t screw this movie up. If you’re gonna do it do it right.

  24. Fantastic choice this is almost too good to he true.

  25. Tom Hiddleston as the Crow, why because he has long hair OR because he was in The Avengers.

    Just like typical hollywood, throw enough famous stars in a movie to attract an audience & to cover up a shabby script.

    • Tom Hiddleston has short hair.

      • Maybe because he’s a good actor.

        • What was Brandon Lee ever in to warrant being cast in the original? That’s right, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING of any real quality. He got the part mainly for being Bruce Lee’s son. I’ll take proven box office draw over nepotism any day.

          • you’re trolling, and its obvious.

        • @boogoo
          Long enough as loki.
          @Cave-ish Man 
          Yea i’m sure Tom Hiddleston being in The Avengers had nothing to do with it.
          And why do you think i said typical hollywood?
          @Magnolia Fan 
          I’m trolling?
          So why did you reply?
          Okay so those that don’t see it your way is just trolling?
          Grow up.
          Who’s arguing?
          Have you heard of hairdye, & i going off the loki image.

    • It’s simple: he’s a damn amazing actor. And his real hair is short, blond and curly so that’s a fun argument you got there.

  26. ….I love this!….

  27. Certain things should be kept off limits. Normally I would heartily declare “NOOOOOOO!!!” at this idea… but as long as it’s Tommy H I’m cool with it.

    He’s incredibly under-rated and would absolutely KILL as Eric Draven. Would love to see how they re-cast the rest of the roles.

    “suddenly I heard a tapping, as if someone was gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door…”

    • I suddenly want to call Hiddleston “Tommy H” all the time XD

  28. Tom Hiddleston is a fantastic actor, one of the best around right now & if they allow him full creative freedom it will be a dark masterpiece-if the director/producers try to suppress Tom, in attempts to contain it into a PG or PG-13 version it could simply be ho-hum at best.

  29. Very good and has many improvements and exciting new.