While 1994's The Crow has become a cult-favorite comic book movie, attempts to resurrect the property like the eponymous character have gone unsuccessfully. For years now, the remake has passed through many directors and had multiple actors attached to the eponymous role, but none of these folks have stuck around. The most recent problem came when Relativity Media, the studio trying to remake The Crow (and has recently risen from bankruptcy) encountered legal obstacles with the property four months ago. Nevertheless, much like its protagonist, The Crow just won't die, and the latest update names Justice League star Jason Momoa as the actor who may lead the new version.
Momoa is currently in talks to star in The Crow remake, and if he officially joins, this will be his second comic book-related role, as he's also playing Aquaman in the DC Extended Universe. According to Mashable, Momoa and the other parties involved have figured out a way to make The Crow fit with his DC schedule, namely the 2018 Aquaman movie. It was also reported that despite having left The Crow earlier this year, director Corin Hardy has returned to helm the movie, and he and Momoa were seen in a picture together on Momoa's Instagram page a few days ago, with the Aquaman actor cryptically mentioning about them "sealing the deal."
Adapting the 1989 comic book of the same name, 1994's The Crow followed the story of Eric Draven (played by Brandon Lee in his final film performance), a man who was fatally shot and beaten on rainy night, while his fiancé Shelley later dies after being brutally raped. A year later, Eric is revived from the dead thanks to a magical namesake bird, and when he discovers that Shelley has passed, he dedicates his second chance at life and new abilities to exact revenge against the criminals responsible for killing him and the love of his life. With two decades having passed since this movie, obviously there will be some changes with the remake, but we can expect it to retain the same dark tone that made the first movie popular.
It would take too long to list all the setbacks The Crow remake has faced over the years, but suffice it to say, it's a wonder it's still in development. Some of the actors who have previously been attached to play the new Eric Draven have included Luke Evans, Nicholas Hoult, Jack O'Connell and Jack Huston. As far as physical appearance goes, Jason Momoa's face could certainly pull off The Crow protagonist's menacing look, but it's too soon to tell how he would make the character unique from his predecessor.
We'll keep you apprised on what's going on with The Crow remake, but make sure to tell us what you think of Jason Momoa possibly leading the movie in the comments below.
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