The Crow reboot / remake has been held up for awhile now. Originally due to legal issues then came the casting rumors. Who will be the new Eric Draven? Can anyone truly replace Brandon Lee? Some names that were thrown around were Alexander Skarskard and Tom Hiddlseton.

Relativity and the Weinstein Company have apparently settled on Luke Evans to play the iconic character. Ultimately director Javier Gutierrez will push the start date of production to make this happen. Per Deadline, “Evans seemed to be unavailable because of production on ‘Dracula’ and promotion on ‘The Hobbit.’ The distributor looked at Tom Hiddleston and more recently Alexander Skarsgard, the latter of whom has a bunch of offers after Warner Bros halted ‘Tarzan.’ Ultimately, they have decided to push the start date to early next year to accommodate his schedule in order to secure Evans.”

In The Crow, a man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée’s murder.