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It's always interesting to see actors known for playing villains to transition to playing heroes, and vice versa. If things pan out, very soon Loki could be trading in his horns for fierce facepaint. It appears that Tom Hiddleston ('The Avengers') is in discussions to play the lead in Relativity's remake of 'The Crow.' The 1994 original film, directed by Alex Proyas, starred Brandon Lee as a man brought back from the dead to avenge his own murder as well as the rape and murder of his fiancee. The movie, based on the comic by James O'Barr, gained an unfortunate notoriety due to the on-set accident that cost Lee his life. The remake, currently set to be directed by F. Javier Gutierrez ('Before the Fall'), has been in development for quite some time, with names like Mark Wahlberg, Bradley Cooper, and, most recently, James McAvoy said to be attached. Hiddleston purportedly sent the producers of the film a makeup test he did on his own in London, and is rumored to be undergoing an official makeup test in the next few days. Production is set to begin this fall.
Tom Hiddleston? Ok, 'Crow' remake, now you've got my attention. I had all but given up on this remake, what with all these false starts and supposed leads who didn't work out. I mean just two months ago we were told James McAvoy was going to be stepping into the role in this long-gestating reboot, but now that seems to have evaporated as well. Hiddleston on the other hand is doing his own makeup tests, impressing producers, and getting set up to have official tests done? That's far more encouraging information than simply hearing that an actor is "circling" a project. Hiddleston absolutely blew me away as Loki in both 'Thor' and 'The Avengers.' He is an incredible actor who has already proven he can bring a sinister darkness to a role, and yet there was something consistently charming about Loki. I think he would make an outstanding Eric Draven and he definitely has the right look for the role. This is really the best candidate Relativity has mustered so far, and I desperately hope they don't screw up the deal.
What do you guys think? Is Hiddleston right for this role? How would his casting affect your enthusiasm for the remake?
Source: The Wrap