Even though the likes of Jason Momoa (Aquaman, Game of Thrones) have been attached to a reboot of The Crow over the years, star Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters) thinks the franchise died along with Brandon Lee.
Hudson tells ComicBook.com: “Well, James O’Barr is a friend and he created this thing as his graphic novel. And Brandon taking it on, I knew Brandon before we did the movie. We had some problems sort of pulling it together, but when Brandon died, it’s even hard to verbalize. I’ve done action movies, but nobody gets hurt. I mean, it’s close to impossible, at least in my mind that that could happen, but it did happen. And so, I love being a part of that movie and Alex Proyas, who directed it, he was a wonderful director, he really took special care to make sure the movie was what it is. But, in my mind, it was kind of done. Maybe there could be other Crows or whatever, but, it’s not like Ghostbusters, which I thought, ‘Oh yeah, you can have a lot of them.’ I just thought Brandon was The Crow and, as far as I was concerned, once he died and we went back to finish it, it was done in my mind. I know they’ve made others, but I’ve never seen them. Brandon was The Crow, and that’s how I feel. Now, fans feel otherwise. Obviously, the studio feels otherwise, because it could be a great franchise, but sometimes I think it’s very specific.”
Hudson adds: “The Crow is an amazing movie for a lot of reasons, but Brandon was the heart of it and I just I can’t imagine [another]. But, like I said, people will try and maybe sometime, somebody will find their own thing, but I don’t think you can do that again. And I think you almost have to go not try to recreate that, do something totally different. Just do a whole other kind of character. Just do something different.”