Tom Hiddleston Rumored for 'The Crow' Remake

Tom Hiddleston

Relativity's long-gestating "reimagining" of The Crow has proven surprisingly difficult to get off the ground, but like the franchise's deathless hero, it's managed to linger in development despite losing an impressive succession of directors, screenwriters, and stars. For the latest proof that the studio hasn't given up on the project, we now have word that Tom "Loki" Hiddleston is in "early talks" to star.

The Wrap has the scoop courtesy of "individuals close to the project," and while there's been no shortage of actors linked with the rebooted Crow -- including James McAvoy, who was forced to debunk the rumors of his involvement just a few weeks ago -- Hiddleston is reportedly actively interested in the role.

According to the Wrap's sources, "Hiddleston recently had dinner with producers and sent them a makeup test that he did on his own in London," which would seem to indicate some enthusiasm on both sides -- and for good reason. As the Wrap's report points out, Hiddleston has fanboy cred thanks to his appearances in Thor and The Avengers, and has proven his ability to lend gravitas to the most fantastical characters -- but he also has dramatic chops, as demonstrated by his performances in smaller-scale fare like The Deep Blue Sea.

He'd be a real coup, in other words, for a production whose success depends upon a leading man who can believably transform from swooning romantic to vengeance-seeking undead. But as we've seen in the past, being interested -- or even attached -- to The Crow doesn't mean actually making it. Could Hiddleston be the star Relativity's tried so hard to find?

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