Monday, February 25, 2013

James McAvoy May be The Crow

The Crow series has a history of problems; whether it be financial or heartbreaking with Brandon Lee's death. The series has went through Lee, Vincent PĂ©rez, Mark Dacascos, Eric Mabius, Edward Furlong, and now the long-awaited/not-needed reboot to The Crow may yet find its star in that of James McAvoy (Wanted, X-Men: First Class).

The planned reboot has been passed around a lot of people.

  • Stephen Norrington (Blade) was attached and Mark Wahlberg was offered the lead in 2010. That Fell through.
  • Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) was to helm with Bradley Cooper starring in 2011 but six months later Fresnadillo dropped out because Cooper payed more attention to his Paradise Lost role but then dropped out of that as well.
  • Now in 2013 F. Javier Gutierrez came on board to direct with Jesse Wigutow penning the script.

Bloody Disgusting does not confirm if McAvoy has been asked to appear as Eric Draven or if he is just interested in the project. We'll keep you informed when we learn more.

Frankly I'm happy with James McAvoy in almost any role. It may be a man crush but I could totally enjoy seeing him dawn the black face paint. I loathed the idea of a reboot with Mark Wahlberg and Bradley Cooper starring, but with McAoy I could see it turning into a clever project IF done correctly.


  1. Is rebooting The Crow really necessary?

  2. Is rebooting The Crow really necessary?

    1. Im right there with you; Eric Draven (Brandon Lee) should not be "remade"

    2. I thought the original was great and makes for a wonderful homage to Brandon Lee. To remake it is almost to undo his best work