Mashable reports that Aquaman himself is getting ready for another comic book role as Jason Momoa is in talks for the lead role of The Crow remake. Momoa recently posted a photo of himself with the project’s director Corin Hardy (The Hallow) on Instagram teasing a “dream job” and “great news to come.” He is currently filming his role in Warner Bros.‘ Justice League film and has reportedly found time for this film between his stints as the King of Atlantis.
The development of The Crow reboot has had a troubled history with frequent stalls in the pre-production cycle and multiple lead actor drop outs including Bradley Cooper, Luke Evans, Tom Hiddleston and Jack Huston. The film rights for the property were also in question after Relativity’s bankruptcy filing earlier this year, though it appears things have been sorted out if the film has found its leading man.
Series creator James O’Barr previously spoke about the film, saying it would stick closer to the source material in many regards including using the same songs referenced in the pages of the original comic. How much has changed in the development process since then remains to be seen.
The Crow was originally published as a four issue miniseries in 1989. Alex Proyas directed the 1994 film based on the series which starred Brandon Lee. Tragically, Lee died in an accident during production. However, the role was recast for several sequels and even a short-lived television series. In the comics, too, O’Barr’s character has been sequelized in quite a few different stories and formats.