‘Aquaman’ Jason Momoa Is In Talks To Revive ‘The Crow’
Brandon Lee’s cult classic is overdue for a resurrection.
Jason Momoa—owner of epic eyebrows, Game of Thrones cred and Aquaman in the upcoming Justice League—may be ready to take flight in a reboot of The Crow.
Relativity has been planning a re-make of the 1994 film, which became a cult hit on the strength of Brandon Lee’s charismatic turn as the title character as well as his untimely death near the end of filming.
The reboot is set to be directed by Corin Hardy, and Mashable reports that Momoa all but said the deal was done in a recent Guinness-fueled Instagram post:
Momoa posted a photo of himself with Hardy several days ago on Instagram with the hashtags #sealthedeal, #greatnewstocome and #dreamjob.
The Crow is the only movie that Hardy is known to be currently casting. Multiple people close to the project confirm to Mashable that Momoa is in talks to play the role, and has figured out a way to work it around his Aquaman duties.
According to Mashable the new Crow may make end up premiering before Momoa’s Aquaman, which is due out in 2018.
The basic plot of The Crow is a far cry from any DC superhero story, and the look of the early ’90s original may have influenced more goth bands and club kids than a a boatload of Nine Inch Nails videos.
The title character is named Eric Draven, who returns from the dead with the assistance of a mysterious crow to take vengeance on his killers. Playing Draven will give Momoa a chance to show off real range, and perhaps step outside his brooding muscle man vibe and play a brooding goth ghost, instead.
Love for the original Crow is pretty fierce, so Relativity and Momoa may face some online grief for taking on such an iconic story.
The criticism will only be online for Momoa, we’re pretty sure—who’d want to whine about fan grievances to that guy to his face?