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Luke Evans Is 'The Crow'

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Hey guys, remember a couple weeks ago when we mentioned that Tom Hiddleston was in talks to play the lead in the upcoming reboot of "The Crow?" Considering Hiddleston is still hot as hell thanks to his turn as Loki in the record smashing box office blockbuster "The Avengers," and that he was aggressively pursuing the role, it seemed like pretty much a done deal, right?

Well, not so much apparently, because according to Deadline, the folks at Relativity Media have decided to pass on Hiddleston after all and instead are planning to sign up Luke Evans to play the undead goth superhero.

In a way, of course, this isn't actually a huge upset. Evans, you see, was their first choice to play the role originally. But he was just so darn busy filming things like "Fast & Furious 6" and "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" that he didn't have room in his schedule to dress up like a lost member of Insane Clown Posse.

Now, however, the bigwigs have decided that they just can't live without Evans, so rather than go with Hiddleston, they're just delaying the entire production until Evans is available.

Of course, the deal has yet to be finalized, so anything's possible. But for now, it appears that fans of Hiddleston will just have to make do with his appearance as Loki in this November's "Thor: The Dark World." And who knows? Maybe Marvel will let him put on some pasty make-up just to get it out of his system.

After all, as anyone familiar with the sad history of "The Crow" and doomed star Brandon Lee can tell you, stranger things have happened.

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