Casting rumors are fun, aren’t they? The Crow getting a reboot is old news as we’ve known for quite some time that the film is set to be directed by Javier Gutierrez with a script by Cliff Dorfman. Also, series creator James O’Barr will work as a consultant on the film, which is said to begin production in 2014.
Here’s where it gets interesting though. According to Schmoes Know, Norman Reedus is a top contender for the role of James in the reboot. While no one has come out and said exactly who James is, they are saying that he’s one of the leads. Considering The Crow’s name is Eric Draven—who is supposedly being played by Luke Evans—what other lead is there?
While there are still very few details right now, I have come up with a couple of possible scenarios. One being that the James character is the villian, and the other is that Luke Evans dropped out of the role somewhere down the road and they changed Eric Draven’s name to James. The latter is quite a stretch, especially considering the fact that there has been no news on Evans dropping out of the film, but it’s still entirely possible.
This news is picking up quite a lot of steam so I wouldn’t be surprised if we get some clarification as to what is going on. Is Evans still attached? I guess we’ll find out sooner rather than later.