Test footage of actor Jason Mamoa playing The Crow in a reboot of the comic book film has surfaced online, showcasing the actor in full makeup and playing the part.
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Shortly after photos leaked online of the actor in makeup and what looks to be on a dark and dreary set, filmmaker Ryan Unicomb took to Twitter and shared a very brief clip of Mamoa posing and acting as The Crow. In the clip, Mamoa is also dressed as The Crow, complete with facial makeup done and no shirt as well. Unicomb later shared the full set of test footage, which also includes Mamoa hanging off of street lamps and walking across a large courtyard area.
Here’s the rest of the footage. There’s always been some confusion around if it’s from before he was cast or not. I’ve personally never been able to confirm but perhaps @corinhardy can?! #TheCrow #JasonMomoa https://t.co/3QOXCRZnaU pic.twitter.com/saY1WXaf4U
— Ryan (@itsRyanUnicomb) November 26, 2021
The history of Momoa’s role in a reboot of The Crow is a long one, with Momoa having taken over in the starring role after Luke Evans and Jack Huston both departed the role in 2014. Corin Hardy (The Hallow) was attached to direct the film. However, after moving from Relativity Media to Sony in 2015, the film remained in limbo, and both Hardy and Momoa eventually left the project in 2018 over differences behind the project.
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The Crow is a supernatural dark fantasy comic book series that tells the story of a man who is brought back to life to avenge his murder and the death of his fiancée. The series was famously adapted into a film in 1994 starring Brandon Lee, which became notorious following his tragic death on the set of the film.
Since the 1994 film, various reboot attempts have been made, but it seems like nothing has stuck, and the recent test footage of Momoa is the closest we’ll get to another adaptation of The Crow for the time being.