Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
New ‘Ant-Man’ Photos; Movie May Include More Marvel Cinematic Universe Characters New ‘Ant-Man’ Photos; Movie May Include More Marvel Cinematic Universe Characters Over 30 New 'Jurassic World' Photos, Plus 2 New Clips & Lots Of New TV Spots Over 30 New 'Jurassic World' Photos, Plus 2 New Clips & Lots Of New TV Spots Matt Damon Goes Interstellar Again In New Pics From Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' Matt Damon Goes Interstellar Again In New Pics From Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' First Look: Matt Damon As An Astronaut In Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ First Look: Matt Damon As An Astronaut In Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ Cannes Review: Justin Kurzel's 'Macbeth' Starring Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard Cannes Review: Justin Kurzel's 'Macbeth' Starring Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard Watch: Incredible Vintage Footage Of Audience Reactions To 'The Exorcist' In 1973 Watch: Incredible Vintage Footage Of Audience Reactions To 'The Exorcist' In 1973 Cannes Review: Gaspar Noé's Hardcore And Softhearted 'Love' Cannes Review: Gaspar Noé's Hardcore And Softhearted 'Love' Here's The Character Backstory For Doof aka Guitar Flamethrower Dude In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Here's The Character Backstory For Doof aka Guitar Flamethrower Dude In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Cannes Review: Hou Hsiao-Hsien's 'The Assassin' Is An Epic Visual Poem Cannes Review: Hou Hsiao-Hsien's 'The Assassin' Is An Epic Visual Poem The 10 Most Controversial Cannes Films Ever The 10 Most Controversial Cannes Films Ever Roger Deakins To Shoot Denis Villeneuve's 'Blade Runner' Sequel Roger Deakins To Shoot Denis Villeneuve's 'Blade Runner' Sequel More NSFW Posters For Gaspar Noe's 3D 'Love' Plus The Official Director's Statement More NSFW Posters For Gaspar Noe's 3D 'Love' Plus The Official Director's Statement Cannes: Watch A Three Way Makeout In The First Clip From Gaspar Noe’s 3D ‘Love’ Plus New NSFW Image Cannes: Watch A Three Way Makeout In The First Clip From Gaspar Noe’s 3D ‘Love’ Plus New NSFW Image Simon Pegg Worries That Adults Obsessed With Comics & Sci-Fi Have Become "Infantilized By Our Own Taste" Simon Pegg Worries That Adults Obsessed With Comics & Sci-Fi Have Become "Infantilized By Our Own Taste" George Miller Says 'Interstellar' Came Close To What His Version Of 'Contact' Would've Been Like George Miller Says 'Interstellar' Came Close To What His Version Of 'Contact' Would've Been Like New NSFW, Extremely Graphic, Adults-Only Poster For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' New NSFW, Extremely Graphic, Adults-Only Poster For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season 10 Movies Booed At Cannes 10 Movies Booed At Cannes All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

"It's Not For Real": James McAvoy Says The Crow Talks Is Just 'Rumors'

The Playlist By Joe Cunningham | The Playlist March 11, 2013 at 1:38PM

James McAvoy’s set to become ubiquitous in 2013. His assault on the silver screen begins this Friday (in the UK at least) with the release of Eran Creevy’s “Welcome to the Punch,” with Danny Boyle’s “Trance” arriving later in the month, and the Irvine Welsh adaptation “Filth” (which has already screened to UK press despite not yet having a release date) surely not far behind. That’s before we’ve even got to “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: His” and “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Hers” with Jessica Chastain, which similarly don’t have release dates set yet but we wouldn’t be surprised to see before the year is out.
0

The Crow James McAvoy
James McAvoy’s set to become ubiquitous in 2013. His assault on the silver screen begins this Friday (in the UK at least) with the release of Eran Creevy’s “Welcome to the Punch,” with Danny Boyle’s “Trance” arriving later in the month, and the Irvine Welsh adaptation “Filth” (which has already screened to UK press despite not yet having a release date) surely not far behind. That’s before we’ve even got to “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: His” and “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Hers” with Jessica Chastain, which similarly don’t have release dates set yet but we wouldn’t be surprised to see before the year is out.

But even with all those projects on the horizon, that hasn’t stopped the press asking McAvoy various questions about his future and potential projects during interviews for "Welcome to the Punch," with “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Wanted 2” and a reboot of “The Crow” all being discussed. The latter project is an interesting one, as it’s one that just won’t die (geddit?) despite multiple writers, directors and actors coming and going from the project. There hasn’t been a lead in place since Bradley Cooper withdrew now over 18 months ago, but then last month it was reported that McAvoy was circling the role of Eric Draven.

So when McAvoy was asked directly whether he’d signed on or not he replied with a negative, but that’s not to say he completely ruled it out. Here’s the direct quote: “It’s not for real. I don’t think it’s materialized into anything truthful yet…it’s just been rumor mill stuff.” As well as the promotional rounds for these new movies, McAvoy’s currently busy playing Macbeth in the West End, so frankly it’s impressive that he’s even got time to think about signing on to do anything new. He even revealed during the same interview that although Bryan Singer’s sent him the new 'X-Men' script it’s sitting in his inbox unread because he just hasn’t had the time to read it. If anybody deserves a night off… [ComingSoon]

This article is related to: James McAvoy, The Crow


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates