Jason Momoa, DC Films’ Aquaman and former Game of Thrones star, is reportedly in talks to star in Relativity’s reboot of The Crow.
The Crow will be a new adaptation of James O’Barr’s cult classic comic book that was originally adapted into a 1994 Alex Proyas-directed film starring Brandon Lee. Colin Hardy is currently attached to the reboot. Momoa recently posted a photo of himself with Hardy to Instagram with the hashtag “#sealthedeal.” The only film Hardy is currently attached to that is casting is The Crow, so this was a pretty good hint at things to come.
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Mashable now reports that sources close to the project confirmed he is in talks for the role, and that Relativity has managed to find a way to work around Momoa’s schedule playing Aquaman in two upcoming Justice League movies and a solo film.
The Crow follows Eric Draven, a murder victim who is returned from the dead and seeks vengeance on those who murdered him and his fiancé. Rather than a recreation of Proyas’ film, the new The Crow film is said to be a closer adaptation of the original source material.
The Crow remake has had some trouble holding onto its leading men. Luke Evans was the actor most recently attached to play Draven but dropped out in early 2015. Prior to Evans, Tom Hiddleston, and Alexander Skarsgård were both said to be in talks for the role, but no official deal ever materialized.
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