Production on The Crow reboot will reportedly kick off in January, with Game of Thrones and Aquaman’s Jason Momoa in the lead role.
As The Wrap reports, Momoa was previously rumored for the role, but has since all-but-confirmed his casting by posting a photo on Instagram alongside director Corin Hardy with the hashtags “sealthedeal” and “dreamjob.”
The film was set to enter production in 2015, but was suspended following production company Relativity Media’s filing for bankruptcy — from which it later emerged. Compared to the original 1994 adaptation, it’s expected to be more faithful to James O’Barr’s graphic novel.
Jason Momoa will take on the role of Eric Draven (played by Brandon Lee in the original), a musician who returns from the dead seeking vengeance. Boardwalk Empire’s Jack Huston was previously set to star, but dropped out due to scheduling issues. Bradley Cooper and Luke Evans were previously attached to play Draven as well.
Momoa can also be seen as Aquaman in 2017’s Justice League. He’ll then star in the character’s James Wan-directed solo film, which is slated for a 2018 release.