Casting: Luke Evans is 'The Crow,' Al Pacino Exits 'Despicable Me 2'

The reboot of the '90s cult hit The Crow has landed its lead star. Bradley Cooper, Michael Fassbender, Tom Hiddleston and James McAvoy were among the actors who were rumored at one time or another to reprise the iconic Brandon Lee role. So who got the part?

Luke Evans.

Yup, Zeus from Immortals, the bad guy from the upcoming Fast & Furious 6 and Bard the Bowman in the final two Hobbit movies. Evans also recently signed on to portray Dracula. That film will be a part of the summer 2014 line-up when it hits theaters on August 8.

Meanwhile, no release date has been announced for The Crow reboot.

Do you like Evans as the new Crow or would you prefer there not be a reboot at all?

Al Pacino will not be tussling with minions after all.

The Oscar-winning actor has dropped out of Despicable Me 2 citing "creative differences." Pacino was slated to voice the film's lead villain, Eduardo. With the sequel due in theaters July 3, Universal quickly filled the vacated role with Benjamin Bratt.

Bratt is no stranger to the animated film world. He voices Manny in the Sony Animation franchise Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. The sequel for that film is due in theaters on September 27.

Are you bummed that Pacino is no longer a part of the cast? 

 

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