TOM HIDDLESTON IN TALKS TO PLAY ERIC DRAVEN IN ‘THE CROW’ REBOOT

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Millions of geek girls (and guys) are head over heels in love with Tom Hiddleston, the slick, toothy Brit who played Loki, The God of Mischief with just the right mix of menace and charm in Thor and The Avengers. (Seriously, the guy has like 67 Tumblrs devoted to him.) Now The Wrap is reporting the Trickster God is “in talks” to slather some white and black greasepaint on that devilishly handsome mug for a remake of The Crow — J.O. Barr’s doomy, late-80’s comic turned pseudo-blockbuster movie, which inspired legions of moody teens to wear black lipstick and listen to lots of Bauhaus and Joy Division.

Hiddleston would play Eric Draven — the protagonist of the original graphic novel, famously portrayed by Bruce Lee’s son Brandon in the 1994 film directed by Alex Proyas. The reboot will be helmed by F. Javier Gutierrez (Before The Fall) with a screenplay by Warrior‘s Cliff Dorfman. This reboot seems to shooting for a higher budget than the original, as Hiddleston is the latest in a long line of high-profile actors to be attached to the Draven role, following Mark Wahlberg, Channing Tatum, Bradley Cooper, and James McAvoy.

Holy crap…if Hiddleston takes this part, his heartthrob status will reach an apex; perhaps even threaten to bleed into other planes of reality itself.  As I said earlier, the dude already seems to have more gay/female fans than Chris Hemsworth (which is no mean feat!), but if he dresses up like a dude at a Nine Inch Nails concert circa 1994, and gets all vulnerable and broody and emo — the squees of a billion teen souls will form a crack in the very fabric of time and space.

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