Bloody Disgusting claims that James McAvoy (X-Men: First Class, Wanted, The Last King of Scotland) is in talks to take the lead role in Relativity’s long awaited reboot of the cult comic book, The Crow. The character was previously adapted for the big screen in 1994, but the film was surrounded by controversy after leading man, Brandon Lee, was accidentally shot during filming and later died.
The Crow is a revenge story that focuses on Eric Draven who comes back from the dead in order to avenge his fiancée’s murder.
Here’s the scoop:
Bloody Disgusting has been on the forefront on most of the casting news for Relativity’s The Crow reboot. And even though we were once mocked for announcing that Mark Wahlberg was in serious discussion, it eventually came out via the actor that we were 100% correct. The same insider is back again with another whopper of a tip that was relayed to us telepathically…
James McAvoy, who blew our minds as Charles Xavier in X-Men: First Class, is circling Relativity’s long-gestured remake. He would star as Eric Draven, a man brutally murdered whom comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée’s murder. We’re unsure if McAvoy’s role in X-Men: Days of Future Past will effect his ability to take the role, but we’ll keep you updated.
The film is the latest adaptation of James O’Barr’s incredible revenge comic from 1989.
Don’t expect many significant casting developments for The Crow reboot until James McAvoy’s schedule for X-Men: Days of Future Past is finalised. The actor will be reprising his role as Charles Xavier in Bryan Singer’s highly anticipated sequel to X-Men: First Class, which is due to begin filming in April for a July 2014 release.