Last week, it was announced that The Crow remake had perhaps found another actor it could, ahem, crow about, Jason Momoa. The star of Justice League, Game of Thrones, and Stargate Atlantis is the latest in a long line of actors who have heard the caw and have signed up to fill the magnificent leather boots of Brandon Lee, not that anything’s been confirmed yet of course. Still, Momoa, and his stature, would mark something of a physical departure from previous Crow candidates like Tom Hiddleston, Luke Evans and Nicholas Hoult. It’s enough to make you wonder, what would Jason Momoa look like Crowed out?
From BossLogic (and ComicBook.com), the artist behind that cool image of Stephen Lang as Cable for Deadpool 2, comes this rather striking image of what Momoa might look like as Eric Draven, AKA: The Crow.
As revealed last week in an Instagram post, Momoa is very excited to be to be talking to director Colin Hardy, and Hardy seems very excited to be talking to Momoa. It’s likely that they’d both love to get going on this project sometime soon, just one thing stands in their way: 10 years of Development Hell! Hiddleston, Evans, Hoult, Alexander Skarsgard, Bradley Cooper, James McAvoy, and Jack Huston, have all been attached to star at various points under a diverse slate of directors including Steven Norrington, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, and Francisco Javier Gutiérrez, yet none have come to pass.
We shan’t go as far to say that the production is cursed, but it’s a long, hard road from having a couple of pints in the pub to seeing a finished Crow remake in theaters, and given the track record so far, it’s best not to get ahead of ourselves. Still, Mamoa is undeniable presence on screen and the idea of seeing him in The Crow is very compelling. I guess we’ll have to see how it all washes out.