After being attached for over a year and having had to turn down projects in that time, it is unsurprising that Luke Evans ultimately had to bail on “The Crow” reboot last month due to his busy schedule.
Of course, his departure has led to the inevitable question about who may be hired to replace him. No actor has yet been selected, but the comic’s creator James O’Barr made an appearance at Wizard World Madison over the weekend and came up with one suggestion.
According to Blastr, O’Barr has reportedly been in contact with former “Smallville” and “Being Human” actor Sam Witwer for some time about the role and believes the actor has “the look and ability” to portray Eric Draven. However O’Barr still needs to convince director Corin Hardy of the choice:
“O’Barr said he still needs to convince Hardy of the choice, but when Evans exited, he phoned Witwer and told him he was now at the top of the list. He said Witwer’s reply was that he’d mow the creator’s lawn for the rest of their lives for the chance.”
O’Barr also apparently confirmed that several scenes from the graphic novel that never made it into the 1994 adaptation will be included, and the film will be shot with 1970s-era film stock to give the whole thing a “Taxi Driver” style look.
Witwer has also appeared in Frank Darabont’s “The Mist” and was the voice/likeness of the lead character Starkiller in the “Star Wars: The Force Unleashed” video games.