The Crow has lost its leading man.
Jason Momoa announced via Instagram that he will no longer be playing the titular role. The reboot was supposed to be released October 11, 2019.
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,” he wrote. “But I swear I will. James O’Barr [creator of the comic book series The Crow] 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.
The Crow’s premise is about a man who is “brought back from the dead in order to avenge the death of his girlfriend, as well as his own.” In the 1994 original film, the lead role was previously given to Brandon Lee, who tragically died on-set during production.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Financial issues between producer Samuel Hadida and Sony, which was to have distributed the movie, are said to be the cause of the film’s demise.”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter