The remake of The Crow that’s been in development for almost a decade now might be taking a step forward once again if a new casting rumor proves true.
According to an unconfirmed report, Game of Thrones and Aquaman star Jason Momoa is in talks to play the lead role in The Crow, a remake of director Alex Proyas’ 1994 big-screen adaptation of the gothic comic-book series of the same name. The actor has reportedly found a way to juggle the responsibilities of the currently filming Justice League movie, his upcoming Aquaman solo movie, and director Corin Hardy’s remake of The Crow.
Momoa’s attachment to the role was initially reported by Mashable, which cited anonymous sources close to the project in confirming his involvement. The rumor also has some support from Momoa himself, who recently posted a photo on Instagram of himself with Hardy, settling a “deal” of some sort over a pint of Guinness.
“The only way to officially seal the deal as men Is a pint of black beauty,” wrote Momoa in the caption for the photo along with hashtags “#sealthedeal #greatnewstocome. #dreamjob #cantwaittotelltheworld.”
If the rumor proves true, Momoa will be the latest in a long line of leading men to join the project at one point or another. That list has included Bradley Cooper, Luke Evans, and most recently, Jack Huston, among other actors.
Hardy, who first gained attention for his work on the horror movie The Hallow, is also the most recent filmmaker attached to the project after Blade director Stephen Norrington, 28 Weeks Later director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, and Before The Fall director Francisco Javier Gutiérrez.
There’s currently no official timetable for the film, although Momoa’s schedule with the Warner Bros. Pictures superhero movies will likely determine his availability.