Back in 2016, it was announced that Jason Momoa would be starring in a reboot of The Crow directed by Corin Hardy. It wasn’t the first time that a reboot of the famous comic book had been announced, but unlike the other projects that came before it, it was one that seemed like it could actually happen – and would be a different take than the 1994 movie starring Brandon Lee. Numerous actors and directors had stepped onto the project before Momoa – including Tom Hiddleston, Luke Evans and Bradley Cooper to name a few, but it never came to be.
While it looked as though the new film with Jason Momoa could actually go somewhere, it suffered the same fate as the other movies, and failed to ever actually happen, with both Momoa and Hardy stepping down from the project back in 2018. Now, a few years later, test footage that was shot with the Aquaman actor has made its way onto the internet.
As you can see below, it looked pretty faithful to the comic – while also keeping a somewhat similar look to the 1994 film version.
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
jason mamoa Crow test shoot pic.twitter.com/oN9Qy5uCgS
— ScOoT (@WeBuildMechs) November 25, 2021
In 2018 after leaving the project, Momoa released a heartfelt statement on his Instagram, saying:
I’ve waited 8 years to play this dream role. I love you @corinhardy and @sonypictures unfortunately I may have to wait 8 more. Not our team. But I swear I will. James O’Barr sorry to let you down I won’t on the next. This film needs to be set free. And to the fans. Sorry. I can’t play anything but what this film deserves and it needs love. I’m ready when it’s right. Love u Corin aloha j
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The only news to come out about the project since it fell apart in 2018 was that Sony is still working on developing a new version of The Crow – but it doesn’t look like Momoa and Hardy are involved. Could that change? It’s certainly possible considering how much the actor appears to want to make this movie happen. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens in the future.