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Which X-Men Star Is Up For The Lead In The Crow Remake?

Cautiously Optimistic

A new name has entered the fray that is The Crow remake and the actor in question is no stranger to comic book adaptations. 

Bloody Disgusting is reporting James McAvoy is now up for the lead role of Eric Draven.

This is not one of those 100% source-confirmed things unfortunately but as Bloody Disgusting points out, they were the ones who said Mark Wahlberg was up for the role, which turned out to be true. That never panned out but neither did Bradley Cooper.

The film will be a new take on James O’Barr’s comic, originally adapted with Brandon Lee in the title role in 1994. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo was originally set to direct but last year he left the project and F. Javier Gutierrez took over. Jesse Wigutow is working on the script.

We haven’t seen a timeframe on this remake/reboot so we’re not sure if McAvoy’s X-Men: Days of Future Past filming would get in the way but what do you think of him in the role?

(via BadassDigest)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."