James McAvoy to star in “The Crow” reboot?

UnknownDespite near universal opposition to it’s mere suggestion, The Crow reboot evades death like the film’s lead character. Fanboys flocked to the web in disgust when Mark Wahlberg was tipped to don the black and white face paint only for them to go apoplectic when Bradley Cooper was rumoured to star (an idea of how that would have looked can be found here). The film has had no shortage of big names attached with Ryan Gosling and Channing Tatum both mentioned in the past and now Bloody Disgusting has thrown James McAvoy’s name into the hat. It’s worth noting that the site first broke the news that Mark Wahlberg was linked to the project, and despite much skepticism and sneering aimed their way, the actor himself confirmed it. McAvoy is a great actor, and has proved his worth in comic book movies however the idea of casting anyone in the role made famous by the Brandon Lee is sacrilege to most.

First off, I have to admit I’m a fan of the film. I think it’s a great movie, and I can understand the cult appeal it generates. However I also think people need to chill out. The original film has already spawned three sequels (each with a different actor and character for that matter) and a TV show that was basically a watered down remake of the film that had Eric Draven as the main character (played by Mark Dacascos). In one hand the fans have a right to bitch as they’ve seen the film being flogged to death almost within a decade of the original being released. On the other hand, the franchise has taken a kicking on the scale of Batman and Robin so maybe a resurrection would do it good. Who’s to say a new Crow film can’t replicate what Christopher Nolan did with his Dark Knight Trilogy? Remember all the crying from anonymous IMDB users when Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker? Seems like a distant memory now.

F. Javier Gutiérrez ,who is lauded for his fantasy style in his native Spain, is attached to direct. A trailer for his acclaimed sci-fi thriller Before the Fall can be viewed below.

Source: Bloody Disgusting

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