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Jason Momoa Dons The Crow Makeup in Photo with Film's Ex-Director

Director Corin Hardy (The Nun) has treated fans to an image of himself and actor Jason Momoa in makeup following the duo's exit from the long-beleaguered Sony reboot of The Crow.

After Momoa himself commented on their departure -- teasing how he could have looked -- Hardy posted his own tribute on Instagram with a pic that shows more of Momoa's face in the iconic makeup of the rocker that came back from the dead, Eric Draven.

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“I knew from the off, that the idea of making a new version of The Crow was never going to be for everyone, because it is a beloved film. And I say that as someone in love with it myself," read Hardy's post. "But I poured everything I had into the last 3.5 years of work, to try & create something which honoured what the Crow stood for; from James O’Barr’s affecting graphic novel, to Alex Proyas’s original movie, with great respect to Brandon Lee and with the desire to make something bold and new, that myself, as an obsessive fan, could be proud of."

"And with Jason Momoa, and my amazing team of artists & film-makers, we came SO close. But sometimes, when you love something so much, you have to make hard decisions. And yesterday, deciding it was time to let go of this dark & emotional dream project, was the hardest decision of all. Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever.”

It's believed that in addition to Hardy and Momoa both exiting the reboot, Sony may be removing itself as the film’s worldwide distributor too. 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.

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The titular character was first introduced to comics by O'Barr in Caliber Presents #1 in 1989. The Crow is a undead vigilante brought back to life to avenge the murder of his fiancee, and has yielded several movies and spinoff comics. The film was set to hit theaters sometime in 2019.

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