Word out of Hollywood today is that Jason Momoa, star of the upcoming DC Comics films Aquaman and Justice League is set to play the lead in The Crow reboot.
The original 1994 film directed by Aussie Alex Proyas went on to become a bit of a cult classic, but is probably more well known for its infamy, as it was the last film to feature Brandon Lee (son of Bruce) after he tragically passed away due to an accident on the set of the film.
The Crow film series spawned three sequels (none of which managed to capture the popularity of the original), and there’s been talk of a reboot in the works for years now, with several directors attached to it at different points.
None of them came to fruition and the film has been in development hell, until now it seems.
Momoa posted an image on Instagram recently, sitting next to Corin Hardy, the director of the British-Irish horror film The Hallow, who is set to direct The Crow.
The image (see below) seemingly confirms the he has sealed the deal to play the character, but of course it’s still a rumour for now until it’s been officially announced.
The Crow follows the story of Eric Draven, a man who is resurrected by a mystical crow after he and his fiancé are murdered, who then seeks revenge on his murderers.
Momoa scored the gig of a lifetime being cast as Aquaman in the DC extended cinematic universe and if this news is true, leading The Crow will only further solidify his place as a well sought-after leading man.
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