Another day, another rumor riding the interweb currents concerning the reboot of The Crow. Deadline is now reporting that Luke Evans (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Fast and Furious 6) will be taking over the face paint.
I really like Luke Evans and he is by far the best choice of all the previous candidates for the role. He was the only good thing about The Immortals and I really liked him in The Raven and The Three Musketeers. He also has the everyman handsome thing going on like Brandon Lee did.
Deadline says this:
Evans was the original choice, but he has been incredibly busy. He was just cast as the lead in Dracula Year Zero, he is the villain in Fast & Furious 6 and is Bard the Bowman in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
They report that production on the film is now set to begin early next year as to accommodate Evans. I really like this casting choice much better than even Tom Hiddleston. And I have to thank the gods that the role didn’t go to Alexander Skarsgard.