There have been a number of actors in talks and names very loosely attached, but it looks like Relativity Media have made their decision and the actor who will play The Crow in the reboot of James O’Barr’s dark tale of vengeance is none other than…
Welsh actor Luke Evans!
Evans was the original choice of Spanish filmmaker F. Javier Gutierrez, but he had been busy, having been cast in Dracula and as Bard the Bowman in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug while other actors in the mix included James McAvoy, Tom Hiddleston and Alexander Skarsgard. Instead, they decided to push back the start of the movie until early 2014 to accommodate Evans, who next appears as the villain in the summer’s anticipated Fast & Furious 6.
Evans has only been on the scene a few years, his first big movie being Louis Letterier’s Clash of the Titans in which he played the god Apollo. A year later he was one of The Three Musketeers in Paul W.S. Anderson’s reimagining and then he stepped up to play the Greek God Zeus in Tarsem’s Immortals.
With this booking, Evans also has the distinction of being the only actor (so far) to appear in both The Raven and The Crow.
He steps into the shoes of the late Brandon Lee who helped turn the original 1994 Alex Proyas-directed movie into a cult hit.
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