Jason Momoa completely tranforms for the depiction of The Crow in newly emerged footage, but sadly we might never see it in a movie.
Several images and a short video have now emerged on social media, showing what Aquaman and Dune superstar Jason Momoa would have looked like as the infamous The Crow. The shots are taken from test footage of filmmaker Corin Hardy’s attempted reboot. The photos shows us Momoa in the iconic face paint and some typically Crow-like poses… which reminds us off Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker…
Apparently people are frothing over some still pics of Jason Momoa’s THE CROW test footage. So here’s some of the actual footage. Hope they get the chance to revisit this one day. #TheCrow pic.twitter.com/xGcQTdhHKG
— Ryan (@itsRyanUnicomb) November 26, 2021
No doubt there will be many calling for the reboot to be picked up again, with fans longing to see the actor exact his revenge as the gothic cimcbook antihero. The director had been working on developing of a new entry in The Crow franchise for years, but it is still uncelar if we’re ever gotta see the movie, while Hardy did recently state that it could still happen…one day.
jason mamoa Crow test shoot pic.twitter.com/oN9Qy5uCgS
— ScOoT (@WeBuildMechs) November 25, 2021
Created by James O’Barr, The Crow revolves around a young man named Eric, who is witnessing his fiancée, Shelly’s murder by a gang of street thugs. Eric is then shot in the head, later dying in hospital. He is soon resurrected by a crow and seeks vengeance on the murderers. Eric starts methodically stalking and killing them while dealing with the loss of his fiancée.
The story has been adapted into live-action before, back in 1994, with Brandon Lee playing the title role and directed by Alex Proyas. It had positive reviews, but the became rather infamous due to Lee’s death while on set, somelike similar to Alec Baldwin’s case, says Washington Post. The Crow has since spawned several, much lesser sequels, including The Crow: City of Angels in 1996, The Crow: Salvation in 2000, and finally The Crow: Wicked Prayer in 2005.
“I do think both James O’Barr’s original Crow graphic novel and the subsequent other iterations of that character in the comic books, there’s no reason not to do a lot more with that character, the concept of The Crow, the mythology of The Crow, and the tone and what that represents is still unique within the world we’re in at the moment”, says Corin Hardy.