And you thought Mark Wahlberg was an odd choice for the gothest superhero of all. Though Marky decided Max Payne was more than enough dark-winged fun for one career, The Hollywood Reporter says that Bradley Cooper is aching to star in a remake of The Crow, having already met with director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo in Spain, where they “hit it off and shared a vision of the film.” Was that vision spray-tanned, cocky and wearing a sharp suit? Because otherwise we can’t picture it.
Of course, that might be exactly why Cooper wants the role—if he can pass as an undead spirit of vengeance, we might not just see him as an east coast Matthew McConaughey. While fans might resist Cooper taking the role originated by the late Brandon Lee, who tragically died in an on-set accident, Batman fans couldn’t picture Michael Keaton in that role twenty-plus years ago, and Daniel Craig got plenty of crap as the prospective James Bond. Besides, after cheap sequels starring Vincent Perez, Eric Mabius and Edward Furlong, it’s not like the franchise is sacred anyway.