If the producers behind the remake of The Crow wanted to generate a little attention, then they certainly know how to do it. Because Loki himself – AKA Mr Tom Hiddleston – is in early talks to play Eric Draven in the new film.
According to The Wrap’s sources, the Hiddlestoners’ favourite has already met with producers including Ed Pressman, Kevin Misher and Ryan Kavanaugh and submitted a make-up test he sorted out at home. The next step is apparently a formal test with filmmakers including director F. Javier Gutierrez.
The script, currently credited to Warrior’s Cliff Dorfman, will follow the same basic story, adapted from James O’Barr’s dark graphic novel about rocker Draven and his fiancée, murdered on Devil’s Night only for our hero to be brought by as a supernatural superhero to exact vengeance.
This new take on Draven’s tragic tale has been flapping its way through development limbo for ages now. Mark Wahlberg was attached at one point before Bradley Cooper and James McAvoy were considered. Directors such as Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and Stephen Norrington have come and gone.
Hiddleston could certainly handle the darker dramatic sides, and we know he can be funny. What's more, anyone who can go up against Chris Hemsworth has the fighting chops. What say you, Hiddlestoners? Do you want to see him donning the pale makeup and leather gear? Squawk out below.