The long rumored reboot of ‘The Crow’ may have just landed a star with Jason Momoa in talks to land the lead role…
‘The Crow’ may finally fly again.
The long troubled reboot of the classic 1994 movie based on the comic from creator James O’Barr might have finally found a new actor to play Eric Draven with Jason Momoa — best known from ‘Game of Thrones’ and the upcoming ‘Aquaman’ movie — expected to take the role.
Momoa hasn’t confirmed the news yet, but he did post a photo with ‘The Crow’ director Corin Hardy just days ago on Instagram while teasing that big news was coming soon.
‘The Crow’ reboot has been in the works for several years with a slew of actors attached to the project including former ‘Boardwalk Empire’ star Jack Huston expected to play the lead role at one point before dropping out of the movie after several delays.
If Momoa is cast in the lead role, it would be a big land for ‘The Crow’ reboot as Relativity looks to relaunch the franchise that attained cult status with the original film from Alex Proyas in 1994.
Tragedy struck while filming ‘The Crow’ when Lee — son of legendary martial arts actor Bruce Lee — was accidentally shot and killed while on set. Proyas finished filming and ‘The Crow’ was eventually released in theaters where it was met with critical praise and commercial success with the movie still beloved to this day (it also featured one of the all time great soundtracks in movie history).
The reboot is expected to follow a similar story to the original which follows a man named Eric Draven, who is brutally murdered while trying to defend his fiancee Shelly after they are being evicted from their apartment by a gang of thugs. Eric is forced to watch Shelly beaten and raped repeatedly before he’s tossed out a window, falling to his death. But after he dies, Eric is resurrected by a crow, who gives him the gift of invincibility as he seeks vengeance on those who played a part in his death and the death of his fiancee.
It’s expected that Momoa will film ‘The Crow’ somewhere in between his commitment to ‘Justice League’, which is currently shooting in England, as well as the ‘Aquaman’ solo movie, which is expected to begin production in 2017.