Considering the original film killed its star, I understand any trepidation that actors are showing toward The Crow remake. Last we heard, Avengers star Tom Hiddleston had a successful meeting with Relativity and was undergoing makeup tests. Those tests must have looked too silly as today there's word that True Blood's Alexander Skarsgard is now in talks for the role. Which makes much more sense than the previous candidates.

For those keeping score at home Skarsgard has replaced Hiddleston who replaced James McAvoy who replaced Bradley Cooper who replaced Channing Tatum who replaced Mark Wahlberg. Let's hope the Skarsgard rumor is true and producers can get a deal locked in. Everyday they wait, brings us closer to Russell Brand playing The Crow. (Deadline)