It was reported earlier today that Jason Momoa and director Corin Hardy had left the long-beleagured reboot of The Crow, and that Sony may be removing itself as the film's worldwide distributor. The mass exodus is due to financial and creative differences with Davis Films, the production company that is backing the project and owns the comic book's film rights. Now, Momoa himself has given his statement on the project, letting fans know how sad he is that The Crow might not come about.
"I've waited 8 years to play this dream role," Momoa wrote in an Instagram post. "I love you @corinhardy and @sonypictures unfortuantely 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."
View this post on Instagram
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 j
O'Barr is the creator of The Crow comic book series, one of the many people to whom Momoa feels indebted to get the film reboot right. O'Barr first introduced the titular character in Caliber Presents #1 in 1989. The Crow is a undead vigilante brought back to life to avenge the murder of his fiancee.
The Crow was set to come to theaters sometime in 2019, but with everything up in the air, the film's development should now be considered a fluid situation.