As DC and Marvel has plans to push more superheroes on film viewers around the world for many, many years to come, Relativity Media and The Weinstein Company have decided it’s time to bring Eric Draven as The Crow back to the big screen.
Draven is not a superhero in the same vein as Spider-Man or The Flash. Susan McGalla says that he’s an anti-hero who saves lives and helps people but does so in a vengeful fashion in which he destroys his enemies as the supernatural spirit known as The Crow.
Luke Evans from Dracula Untold will be portraying Draven. Brandon Lee previously played role and then followed with other non-Draven Crows portrayed by other actors. Originally, Lee was to portray Draven through several films if The Crow proved successful, but the son of famous martial arts master and actor Bruce Lee died during production. In fact, some scenes of the film had to be re-shot and completed with stand-ins as a result. Yet, the film became a cult classic.
The new film will reportedly stay true to the comic books and James O’Barr, the creator of The Crow, has signed off on the plan. The only concern by critics and fans alike is that the film might not do well at the box office because it will have to compete against the many DC and Marvel superhero films that will be taking over the market.