Marvel's The Avengers star Tom Hiddleston, who played the villain Loki, is in early talks to take the lead role in The Crow.

The actor will play rock star Eric Draven, who is murdered and returns from the grave to seek revenge on his killers. The film is based on James O'Barr's popular comic book series, which sprang to life as a live action movie in 1994 with Brandon Lee in the lead. No true sequel was ever made after Brandon Lee, son of Bruce Lee, died on set. But this reboot is a little less precious amongst fans, due to plenty of straight-to-video follow-ups that came in the wake of the original, each with a different leading man.

Tom Hiddleston recently had dinner with the producers of this long-gestating remake after sending in a make-up test he did on his own from London. He is set to undergo a real make-up test in the coming week. Relativity Media believes that the actor will be a popular choice amongst comic book fans. And he is currently being considered for his ability to play both light and dark, sometimes within the same character.

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Before the Fall director F. Javier Gutierrez is behind the remake, with Cliff Dorfman writing this version of the screenplay. A remake of The Crow has been in the works for a while, with Bradley Cooper and Mark Wahlberg both formerly interested in the project.

What do you think? Is Tom Hiddleston finally the right choice for Eric Draven? Are you bummed that Bradley Cooper and Mark Wahlberg aren't taking on the challenge? Is there anyone else you'd want to see assume the role?

B. Alan Orange