Bradley Cooper Drops Out of ‘The Crow’ Remake; Mark Wahlberg Rumors Resurface

Published 4 years ago by , Updated August 6th, 2013 at 2:28 pm,

It’s been a strange road for The Crow remake. We’ve been covering the film since 2008, and during that time it’s gone through multiple directors, writers, and lead actors. Now, it appears that The Crow is going through yet another change.

Most recently, director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and Hangover star Bradley Cooper were linked to the project. Fresnadillo is still directing the film, but it looks like he’s going to need another star.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cooper has left the project due to scheduling conflicts with Alex Proyas’ Paradise Lost. (Such is the life of a hot Hollywood A-lister.) Cooper’s departure opens up the role for another actor, and, interestingly, one of the names being discussed is a blast from the past.

In addition to the news that Cooper is leaving the film, THR reports that Channing Tatum and Mark Wahlberg are being considered as possible replacements. Fans might recall that Wahlberg was offered the lead role for the film last year, but he announced that he would not be playing the part a couple of months later.

One of the reasons Wahlberg said he dropped out of The Crow was because his preferred director (Stephen Norrington) was no longer attached to the film. Considering that Norrington still isn’t on board, it seems unlikely that Wahlberg would return to the project, but stranger things have happened.

The rumor that Channing Tatum may be involved the project makes more sense, and could actually be a good turn for the actor. With lead roles in films like G.I. Joe, Tatum has become a legitimate movie star and is one of the few actors in Hollywood that could get audiences excited about yet another Hollywood remake. Whether you like him or not, he definitely fits the part and makes sense from the studio’s perspective.

What do you think? Is Cooper’s departure disappointing? Could Channing Tatum succeed in a gritty  reboot of The Crow, or will nobody be able to fill Brandon Lee’s shoes as the vengeful rocker Eric Draven?

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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  1. Just let this thing go, seriously. They seem to be hellbent on breaking their neck to make something there is not a demand for and Channing Tatum only makes it worse. Let the Crow rest in peace Hollywood, you have robbed enough movies graves as it is….

    • “Let the Crow rest in peace Hollywood, you have robbed enough movies graves as it is….”

      lmao! well put Slayer. Hollywood just isn’t even trying anymore. We’re becoming saturated in reboots and remakes.

  2. No Tarum. please. Gordon Levitt maybe. he is kind of shirt for the part but he can go it. if not someone else. :)

  3. i mean tantum lol

  4. danm tatum

  5. haha, I think it’s hilarious that Marky Mark has a “preferred” director. He’s not a big enough star to be so picky.

    Please just let this project die. There are literally THOUSANDS of great books that could be adapted so MAKE THEM and leave movies that have already been made alone.

  6. Good (Cooper) and no (Whahlberg).

  7. Not Channing Tatum. That guy is absolutely horrible. NEVER turned in a good performance. Ever.

  8. Well, this is disappointing.

  9. Why bother remaking the original when it’ll be so much easier to just crap out another sequel?

  10. Doesn’t need to be remade. That’s all I have to say.

  11. K I agree with everyone and find the idea of anyone remaking The Crow to be repulsive and repugnant disrespect to Brandon Lee, his death and his family. I will post everything in my power on facebook to boycott such a film. Have you guys reaally run out of all ideas for anything original? How tacky.

  12. But tatum doesn’t make sense. I don’t see why anyone would defend his wooden acting and his part in this movie if it’s made. The guy is terrible and I put him in the same grouping as the twilight “stars”. Let this project die.

  13. I agree with Ori. I really don’t think they should do a remake of such a wonderful film and especially not with such a terrible actor as Tatum. He’s horrible!

  14. Leave it alone

  15. I was looking forward to a remake because the crow was my favorite movie of all time. I think instead of picking some famous actor maybe they should think about some new unknown actor, I mean sometimes unknown actors can be amazing if given the chance

  16. No bloody Tatum, it’ll be step up but the crow. Have the Crow but Noooo remake. Def a sequel. Christian bale as the crow hells yes!!!!!!

  17. Just leave it, no remake.

    If the studio does go with it, the actor who is chosen to play The Crow then must give the performance of his life to show the fans that he was the right choice for the role.

    I haven’t watched The Crow with Bruce Lee’s son in it but there is so much praise from the fans that It is a classic.

    I really hope this remake doesn’t happen as it will be a insult to the book and the late Brandon Lee.

    No Remakes.

  18. No to Tatum, but if they must remake the Crow, get Cillian Murphy.

  19. He definitely does not fit the part, in fact i cant rele think of anyone worse than channing tatum. except maybe marky mark

  20. tatum sucks if he gets the role the reboot will suck even more i think joseph gordon levitt wld b the oerfect choice for the role and has that rock star look about him but they shld just leave the film alone unless they can actually make realistic cgi and have brandon lee in it but that will never happen

  21. I have to agree with all the posts above. I just don’t see this being any good with either one of those actors (especially Tatum).

  22. Jared Leto or Joseph Gordon Levitt for sure!

    • I couldn’t agree more. I would even settle with Jake Gyllanhal for the part. Any of them would be better than the ones that the stupid has asked. Tatum is a joke and would make the film worse than the fourth crow film.

      • There was a 4th Crow film?!

        • Yes and what ever you do dont watch it.

  23. “With lead roles in films Luke GI Joe, Tatum has become a legitimate movie star and isnone of the few actors in Hollywood that can get audiences excited about yet another Hollywood remake.”

    That was the best joke I have heard all year. Seriously he is a legitimate actor? He acting skills are worse than petrified wood. He ruined GI Joe, and the only audience that he would get excited for this is young girls which is not the target audience.

    I just say leave Crow alone, it was a great film, it doesn’t need a remake. But if your gonna cast someone don’t cast someone like Tatum that will crash this project like the Hindenburg.

  24. anyone but Mark W. and i mean ANYONE!…

  25. Of all the films in the universe that could do with not having a re-make, its this one! Leave it alone! The Crow with Brandon Lee – Excellent, fantastic DO NOT TOUCH! The Crow: City Of Angels with Vincent Perez was also pretty damn good… The others that followed? CRAP! Waste of time, need not have been done cash-in on the success of the first excellent movie, just forget it! I feel Sorry for James O’Barr with wht they did to his fantastic tortured character…

  26. Interesting to note that Alex Proyas (with whom Cooper is working with on Paradise Lost) directed the first Crow movie.

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