‘The Avengers” Tom Hiddleston in talks to star in The Crow

The British actor is reportedly entered early discussions to star as Eric Draven

The Avengers actor Tom Hiddleston is reportedly in talks to star in a remake of The Crow.

According to The Wrap, the British actor has entered into early discussions with Relativity Media to play the lead role in the movie. Hiddleston reportedly had dinner with producers and sent them a makeup test that he did on his own in London. He is due to do an official makeup test in the next week.

The 1994 original starred Brandon Lee as Eric Draven, a murdered rock star who is brought back to life by a supernatural bird – “the crow” – so that he can avenge his own murder and that of his fiancée. The film was based on an acclaimed 1989 comic book of the same name.

Lee was tragically killed during an accidental shooting on the film’s set, but The Crow went on to become a hit at the box office and spawned three sequels without him, the most recent coming in 2005.

In April 2011, reports of a remake emerged and Bradley Cooper was soon rumoured to be frontrunner for the Eric Draven role. However, the project was stalled by a legal dispute and Cooper later dropped out.

Earlier this year, horror website Bloody Disgusting, reported James McAvoy was attached to the project. Cult Spanish filmmaker F Javier Gutierrez is attached to direct from a script by Jesse Wigutow, who is also working on the sequel to Tron: Legacy.