We kicked off this morning with the news that director Corin Hardy (The Nun) and star Jason Momoa have exited Sony’s reboot of The Crow, which was set to begin filming in the coming weeks ahead of an October 2019 release. Reportedly, Sony was getting ready to exit as the film’s distributor, leading Hardy and Momoa to cut ties as well.
Deadline explained in more detail. “I’m told this has to do with creative and financial differences with Samuel Hadida, whose Davis Films holds the underlying rights and who was financing the film. Production was gearing up to start within the next five weeks in Budapest, and the picture was in full pre-production with Hardy presiding.”
In the wake of the news, Momoa himself has issued a statement on Instagram, apologizing to Crow creator James O’Barr and vowing that he’s still ready whenever the stars align:
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
Momoa attached the statement to what looks to either be concept art or a makeup test for his take on Eric Draven. Needless to say, Momoa would’ve been a BADASS Draven.
For now, however, The Crow isn’t flying any time soon.