Movie Ruminations

Luke Evans drops ‘The Crow’ reboot

the crowWell, Evans lasted longer than any of the other actors attached to the role.  It is official, now, that Luke Evans has dropped out of the reboot of The Crow.

Evans signed on when F. Javier Gutierrez was still the director on the film.  Gutierrez dropped out of the reboot to work on the reboot of The Ring franchise, Rings.  Evans stayed on, though.  Corin Hardy is the new director, and is currently finishing post-production work on his feature debut, The Hallow, which premieres (premiered?) at the Sundance Film Festival.

Before his departure, while making press rounds for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Evans had this to say to Den of Geek, when asked about his then current involvement in the Crow film:

It’s not, no. No at the minute… ‘The Crow’ is not, not for me, I think it’s a little… I mean I’m sure it’s going to go ahead at some point, but I have other projects that are greenlit and ready to go and projects that I’m very interested in and you know, I can’t wait much longer!

So there we have it.  Corin Hardy will begin his first task as director on The Crow searching for a new lead actor.  Should we recap the actors who have been cast and dropped out?

  1. Tom Hiddleston (Loki in The Avengers)
  2. Bradley Cooper (Curretly garnering acclaim as American Sniper Chris Kyle in Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper)
  3. Luke Evans (Bard the Bowman in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.  Not to mention the underrated No One Lives.  Ok, No One Lives is a terrible movie.  But, dammit, I enjoyed Evans character and it was a lot of fun.)
  4. ?  Maybe Hardy should look for a no name actor needing his big break.  Scheduling conflicts should not be an issue then.  Just a thought.



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