Break out the goth makeup: Mark Wahlberg may be contemplating taking on The Crow. A source has confirmed to EW that while no offer has yet been made, Wahlberg is in talks with Relativity Media to star in an upcoming remake/reboot/re-something of Alex Proyas’ 1994 comic book-based movie. He is being considered for the lead role formerly played by Brandon Lee, who was tragically killed on the set of the original film when a prop gun misfired.
I’m slightly surprised by the news, considering that Wahlberg’s similarly dark and gothic Max Payne didn’t quite live up to even its relatively low expectations. But I was even more surprised earlier when I read an e-mail from EW editor Kate Ward referring to the project as The Crowe, because I couldn’t believe they were already making a biopic about Russell Crowe. [Ed. Note: In the future, all of Keith Staskiewicz’s perfectly innocent typos will be bolded instead of corrected. That is all.] Although, the more I think about it, the more I think the star of The Fighter would be great as the star of Gladiator.
What do you think of the prospect of Wahlberg as The Crow, PopWatchers? More or less exciting than The Crowe?