Talk of The Crow remake has been circling for quite a while. It was around two years ago that was first slated to star as resurrected goth rocker Eric Draven. Since then, Cooper has dropped out, while rumors have circulated that would be donning the iconic white makeup and leather jacket of The Crow.
Well, it turns out these rumors were not quite accurate, as The Wrap is now reporting that may nab the role after all.
The British actor, best known for his role as the villainous Loki in Thor, The Avengers and the upcoming Thor: The Dark World and The Avengers: Age Of Ultron is apparently in early talks to appear in F. Javier Gutierrez's reboot. Sources state that his final participation will all depend on achieving the right look in an official make-up test. Based on this, it seems Gutierrez is eager to appease fans by casting an actor who can truly carry off The Crow's alternative look. Some concept art was originally passed around when Cooper was still attached to the project, and that has fans wondering if the latest Crow will really look like this.
If you're still a bit vague on the basis for the remake, The Crow was a 1994 supernatural action film based on the graphic novels of James O'Barr. It followed the trials of Eric Draven, a rock musician who is brought back to life in order to avenge the murder of his fiancee. Unfortunately, the original The Crow film is perhaps best known for a tragic morbid detail. , who originally played Draven, was killed while filming a mass shootout scene mere days before the production wrapped. Despite this, the film went on to garner widespread commercial and critical success.
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