by Brett White
Everyone hoping to see Tom Hiddleston add another comic book universe to his resume just had their hopes dashed. It turns out that the rumblings about Hiddleston, known for portraying Loki in “Thor” and “Marvel’s the Avengers,” taking on the title role in Relativity Media’s long-gestating reboot of “The Crow” were exaggerated.
Deadline reports that the initial conversation was “overhyped” before then turning the hype on Alexander Skarsgard, the latest in a long line of leading men rumored for the role.
Skarsgard is best known as Eric Northman in the TV series “True Blood” and reportedly has the lead in “The Crow” if he wants it. If Skarsgard rejects the role, he will join an elite club of Almost-Crows alongside the aforementioned Hiddleston, James McAvoy and Bradley Cooper. The film’s had similar turnover behind the scenes as well, getting a new writer and director (Jess Wigutow and F. Javier Gutierrez, respectively) along the way to production.
“The Crow” will reboot the 1994 supernatural action film of the same name, which was adapted from James O’Barr’s 1989 cult classic graphic novel. The film’s success led to three sequels and a television series, the last of which, “The Crow: Wicked Prayer,” was released in 2005.
Whether or not Skarsgard will accept the role is up in the air at this point, but it is certain that the filmmakers behind this reboot are dead set on making it happen.
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