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Is Loki going to be THE CROW?

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Move aside Professor X, because it looks like the big evil from the Avengers movie is planning on becoming a hero at long last. While James McAvoy was previously linked to the lead role in a reboot of the cult classic, The Crow, it looks like the trickster god that is Tom Hiddleston will be taking on that film instead.

Loki as Eric Draven? I can easily live with that.


Based on the original James O’Barr comic book, that was turned into a movie starring Brandon Lee in 1994 which ended tragically in real life, Hiddleston is currently in talks right now to don the white face paint as the rock star who comes back from the dead to avenge his death. And presumably rule over mankind while wearing a fashionable green cape and horned helmet so that he can strike back at his brother and I’m drifting again!

Right now, Spanish director F. Javier Guttierez is working on making that movie real with a script by Cliff “Warrior” Dorman. Hiddleston is also most likely a much bigger box office draw than the equally talented McAvoy right now, thanks to the Thor, Avengers and War Horse movies that he has appeared in recently.

And it also seems to be a role that the actor actually wants, which should have an actual impact on the movie in a positive way. Hiddleston has already met with the film producers, and has done some make-up tests for the part of Draven, so things looks cautiously optimistic right now.

Last Updated: April 22, 2013


  1. Gareth Lagesse

    April 22, 2013 at 11:02

    Why the Hollywood addiction to this franchise, if it can be called that? The original was good, and featured the first memorable character to kill lots of bad guys with dual machine guns, but after two (or was it four?) terrible sequels and a weak TV series there wasn’t much more to do with it.

    Is there need for a reboot? Maybe this time he’ll be based on a Skrillex-type of DJ that mixes music on his Macbook Pro rather than a rock star. Heaven forbid.


    • Rincethis: Spellalicious

      April 22, 2013 at 16:17

      I am with you on this. Although I think Hiddleston would make a good Crow. Quite frankly when they started releasing the other movies a little part of me died. Brandon Lee was awesome as the Crow, leave it be!


      • Skyblue

        April 22, 2013 at 21:46

        Share the opinion, The Crow is one of my favorite movies of all time and they should just leave it be.


    • James Francis

      April 23, 2013 at 09:48

      Cause they can smell the money! To be fair, often these reboots are not studio-driven. Instead an individual usually champions such a project and with the greatest of intentions. But the ongoing zeal to try and make more out of this franchise is getting a bit much.


  2. Admiral Chief Erwin

    April 23, 2013 at 09:48

    HAHAHA header LULZ


  3. Admiral Chief Erwin

    April 23, 2013 at 09:49

    TBH I’ve only watched the first and the rest looked quite crap


  4. Michael Tunnell

    November 1, 2013 at 06:45

    I just watched the original The Crow with Brandon Lee again about 3 weeks ago and holy crap it is still freaking good. It has some flaws like every movie but the way they did the special effects it still works quite well…AWESOME movie that had an AWESOME production team.

    I am a big fan of Hiddleston as he brought Loki to life DAMN WELL! I am not sure about a reboot of a movie that is still equally as awesome as it was at release.


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