In our golden age of spandex and superpowers, one superhero role has not proved enough for some actors. Ben Affleck, Ryan Reynolds, and Brandon Routh have each tackled two different heroes on-screen at this point, and now Jason Momoa looks ready to join their ranks. EW has confirmed that the once and future Aquaman is in talks to star in Corin Hardy’s remake of The Crow, as a superhero who returns from the dead to get revenge on his killers with the help of a magical bird.
The original 1994 version of The Crow (directed by Alex Proyas) has become a cult favorite over the years, known both for its striking visual style and the macabre on-set accident that claimed star Brandon Lee’s life. The remake has had its own share of trouble. In development for years, the movie once had Bradley Cooper attached to star. Then it was Jack Huston, who backed out amid Relativity Media’s financial troubles.
Earlier this week, Momoa posted an Instagram of himself drinking with Hardy along with the hashtags “#sealthedeal” and “#dreamjob.” Relativity chief Ryan Kavanaugh also tweeted the image Wednesday and wrote, “the future is bright.”
Mashable was the first to report the news.