Back on February 25 we reported that James McAvoy, who blew our minds as Charles Xavier in X-Men: First Class, is circling Relativity’s long-gestured remake of The Crow. We pointed out that McAvoy’s role in X-Men: Days of Future Past could effect his ability to take the role, and that nothing had been set in stone.
Getty Images in the UK was able to reach McAvoy for comment: “It’s not for real,” he told the site. “I don’t think it’s materialized into anything truthful yet… it’s just been rumour mill stuff.”
I would like to point out that McAvoy specifically uses the word “yet” – and that’s because he’s still in the mix for the role, says our sources. As always, actors will dance around the questions until something official hits ground running. Let us not forget that Mark Wahlberg confirmed our previous report that he was in fact in the running to star as Eric Draven in the modern day take. Same source. Same facts.
The film is the latest adaptation of James O’Barr’s incredible revenge comic from 1989.
F. Javier Gutierrez is still attached to direct from a screenplay by Jesse Wigutow. Brandon Lee made the franchise famous when he starred in the 1994 adaptation directed by Alex Proyas.