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'The Crow' Eyes James McAvoy as Eric Draven

The 'X-Men: First Class' star will play a rock musician who returns from the dead to avenge his murder in this long-gestating remake.
James McAvoy is circling the Eric Draven role in The Crow remake
James McAvoy is circling the Eric Draven role in The Crow remake
X-Men: First Class star James McAvoy is reportedly circling the lead role in Relativity Media's remake of The Crow. It isn't know if an offer has been made to the actor at this time.

If a deal is finalized, he will portray Eric Draven, a rock star who is brutally murdered along with his fiancee. He comes back to life to avenge his and his fiancee's murder, so their souls can finally rest in peace. Brandon Lee portrayed the iconic character in the original 1994 movie The Crow.

The Eric Draven role has been somewhat of a revolving door throughout the years, with many actors coming and going. Mark Wahlberg was offered the role back in 2010, before revealing a month later that he is not attached. Bradley Cooper was also in talks back in 2011 before he dropped out. Channing Tatum was also mentioned as a possibility in August 2011, but that was the last we heard about any casting possibilities.

F. Javier Gutiérrez is directing from a screenplay by Jesse Wigutow. It isn't known when production may begin. If James McAvoy does in fact sign on, Relativity will likely have to wait until the actor finishes principal photography on X-Men: Days of Future Past.

The Crow is in development and stars Luke Evans. The film is directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez.



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  1. Remy72883

    Honestly before he even played the joker I always thought heath ledger would have nailed this character now that he is gone I don't see anyone being able to pull this off I was on board with him but without him leave this movie alone its a timeless classic that shouldn't be touched

    1 year agoby @remy72883Flag

  2. Chad Langen

    @Chad-Langen Replace the (dot) with .

    1 year agoby @Chad-LangenFlag

  3. Chad Langen

    Here is a link to the Taylor Kitsch image I was talking about. img.photobucket(dot)com/albums/v180/korndog1000/Thecrow11teenhundred.jpg

    1 year agoby @Chad-LangenFlag

  4. MovieManiac

    They're still trying to make it?

    1 year agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  5. Chad Langen

    I've said before and I will say it again, Taylor Kitsch was born for this role. Google 'Taylor Kitsch The Crow'. You should find some fan art of Taylor Kitsch as Eric Draven. It's perfect.

    1 year agoby @Chad-LangenFlag

  6. Chris Tanakis

    Heath Ledger was the ideal actor for this role...

    1 year agoby @Chris-TanakisFlag

  7. Monkeyiron 2.0

    @supermanvenom expect for part. It was sort of a mix of the 1st movie little pit or more of a revenge movie to me

    1 year agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  8. supermanvenom

    @monkeyiron2-0 they all are depressing lol

    1 year agoby @supermanvenomFlag

  9. Monkeyiron 2.0

    @supermanvenom it had story but it was to depressing to like it it was a total let down

    1 year agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  10. supermanvenom

    @monkeyiron2-0 The first is the best. All the other ones did was copy it. Second had a story and was good

    1 year agoby @supermanvenomFlag

  11. supermanvenom

    @SherlockHolmes2009 Yeah that would of been bad lol

    1 year agoby @supermanvenomFlag

  12. Xenon

    instead off remaking it what they should do is bring the original back to the big screen.

    1 year agoby @xenon56Flag

  13. SherlockHolmes2009

    @supermanvenom Thank god Bradley Cooper aint in this, I would lose all hope if he was.

    @the-crow2k If they make this a Twilight version I will lose all hope in Hollywood

    I like your choice @avalanche Ben would be an interesting choice but I also think McAvoy would be a good choice as well and @michaelx2009 also put Aaron Paul in there and he would be a great choice as well

    1 year agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  14. Pjwolsker

    @ejk1 ha i see what you did there

    1 year agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  15. Monkeyiron 2.0

    @the-crow2k to be honest The Crow Salvation is maybe a better sequel than any other sequel because it's as entertaining as the original.

    1 year agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  16. Chris Tanakis

    Heath Ledger was the ideal actor for this role...

    1 year agoby @Chris-TanakisFlag

  17. Michaelx2009

    No way I can't imagine McAvoy at all (nothing against him) I'd rather see Aaron Paul.

    1 year agoby @michaelx2009Flag

  18. Fry_3000

    Be nice if they left it alone. That's Brandon's film. Have to agree with @chuckconnors , about being watered down.

    1 year agoby @Fry-3000Flag

  19. Avalanche

    Ben Foster please

    1 year agoby @avalancheFlag

  20. ChuckConnors

    They need to stop remaking this movie because it was a product that only worked for it's time with the grunge music, nine inch nails track,etc. It was definitely a period piece in certain ways. It was dark. And very rated R, very raw movie and emotionally intense. Nowadays movies are so watered down and when they try to make it raw or whatever, they over do it to the point it almost comes off as a satire. Even if they try to make it in the same type of setting and time period it wont work. Already been made. James is a great actor but no, they need to leave this one alone. Movies that are considered emotionally intnse now are like what...Twilight as someone mentioned in here. They dont make them gritty and cool like they did use to...hence "True Romance".

    1 year agoby @chuckconnorsFlag

  21. ejk1

    @pjwolsker Joseph Gordon Levitt should be in every film. Joseph Gordon Levitt should be in every film. Joseph Gordon Levitt should be in every film. Joseph Gordon Levitt should be in every film. Joseph Gordon Levitt should be in every film. Joseph Gordon Levitt should be in every film. Joseph Gordon Levitt should be in...

    1 year agoby @ejk1Flag

  22. Pjwolsker

    Hell no with Joseph Gordon Levitt. I like him but im getting tired of everyone saying he should be in just about every movie thats coming out.
    @ejk1 ha that was funny

    1 year agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  23. Pjwolsker

    Hell no. Go with Jared Leto. The dude is 41 but he looks like he's 20 so age wouldn't matter. Plus he's a rock star too which goes great with the character

    1 year agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  24. Xenon

    I watched the TV series and thought it was okay but not great.
    I do have respect for James but it has to be with someone else and with all due respect needs Del Toro or someone that comes very close.

    1 year agoby @xenon56Flag

  25. The_Crow2k

    @monkeyiron2-0 It was pretty much on the same level of City of Angels. But both of them were bad.

    They can't remake 'The Crow'. come on....it was on a different time, with atmosphere that described the 90's so well...they can't have it today.
    They'll probably gonna 'Twilight' this version to younger generations....Oh God.

    1 year agoby @the-crow2kFlag

  26. Monkeyiron 2.0

    @supermanvenom are you kidding me the 2nd was to dramatic and boring to actually enjoy it dude

    @bawnian-dexeus there are some sequels that live up to the title

    1 year agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  27. the MovieGhost

    Good God... please no. Not that I think McAvoy would do a terrible job, it's just the entire idea of a remake that I find horrid.

    1 year agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  28. ejk1

    Make sure there are no bullets in the gun, James.

    1 year agoby @ejk1Flag

  29. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    All sequels proved to be sh*t compared to the original. I see no fruition to be had with a remake or reboot with their attempt to make a new global franchise

    @monkeyiron2-0 *sigh*

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

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