Tom Hiddleston Out, Alexander Skarsgard in For Crow Reboot
Last week, it was rumored that Thor and Avengers antagonist Tom Hiddleston was up for the title role in the upcoming reboot of The Crow, The casting, while a bit out-of-left-field, was so weird that it may have worked. However, it doesn’t look as though that is happening. Mike Fleming over at Deadline has debunked that news. Apparently, a simple conversation of the idea of having Hiddleston take on the role was blown out of proportion and was reported as fact. He also states that a new actor is in talks for the role.
Alexander Skarsgard, who most folks know from the hit HBO series True Blood, is being discussed. While no formal offer has been made, it sounds as though the role is his if he wants it. Skarsgard has had numerous offers placed in front of him ever since David Yates’ adaptation, in which he was set to star, was dropped due to budget concerns. The film, which has been in the works for a while now, is being directed by F. Javier Gutierrez and will be a complete reboot of the franchise.
The original 1994 film, directed by Alex Proyas, starred the late Brandon Lee who was sadly killed in a horrific accident. The film has since become a fan-favorite for its dark and Gothic feel. There were several sequels, none of which captured the emotion of the first film and continually worsened in quality. Not much is known about Gutierrez’s take on the project, other than it will be a complete reboot.
Source : Deadline