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Tom Hiddleston Wants to Squawk as 'The Crow'

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Somewhere, Tom Hiddleston is furiously stocking up on runny black eyeliner because per The Wrap, he's currently in talks to star in F. Javier Guttierez's re-imagining of "The Crow."

Step aside, Brandon Lee ... Oh wait. (Surely not too soon? C'mon. It's been 20 years.)

Hiddleston, whose stock has risen significantly since appearing as Loki in "Thor" and "Marvel's The Avengers," is said to have met with producers on the project and offered his own homegrown make-up test to give filmmakers an idea of what he'd look like as the gothy gent. How about that extra mile.

For those who need a refresher, here's what Lee's makeup looked like for the 1994 Miramax version.

The sight was uniquely gnarly for the series.

Hiddleston's set to do a "proper" makeup test soon, of course, but the producers were reportedly impressed by his ability reach both light and dark places in his performances.

Based on the James O'Barr comic book series about a man resurrected by a bird to avenge the violent deaths of himself and his fiance, the script for Relativity Media's reboot was penned by Cliff Dorfman. Shooting is expected to begin this fall.

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