British actor Tom Hiddleston could be set to follow his role as the God of Mischief in the Marvel Cinematic Universe by taking on another comic book adaptation, with The Wrap reporting that Hiddleston has entered early negotiations with Relativity Media about headlining the long-in-development remake of The Crow, which is currently in the hands of director F. Javier Gutiérrez (Before the Fall).
Hiddleston is the latest in a long list of names linked to the role of Eric Draven, who was portrayed by Brandon Lee is Alex Proyas’ 1994 version of James O’Barr’s comic book creation. Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook) was originally attached to star back when Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) was in the director’s chair, while other names rumoured to have been in consideration include Channing Tatum (G.I. Joe: Retaliation), Mark Wahlberg (Pain & Gain) and Ryan Gosling (The Place Beyond the Pines) and most recently, James McAvoy (X-Men: Days of Future Past).
Tom Hiddleston will be back on the screen as Loki again later this year in Thor: The Dark World, while his other upcoming projects include Jim Jarmusch’s vampire romance Only Lovers Left Alive, family sequel The Muppets… Again! and the Robert Capa biopic Capa.