‘The Crow’ Producer Calls Reboot An ‘Anti-Marvel Film’

Is this the end for Marvel?

Bill Skarsgard The Crow

The Crow reboot has finally found its wings after nearly two decades. According to producer Sam Pressman, the company has big plans for what he calls an “anti-Marvel film.”

With news that The Crow reboot is finally set to release next year, it seems as though audiences are finally set to return to the dark mind of Eric Draven, this time played by Bill Skarsgård. When discussing this new reboot, producer Sam Pressman highlighted his desire to make a multi-media legacy based on the story, despite calling it the “anti-Marvel film.”

The Crow has been a very central and integral part of our company and I’m really proud of the progress and the work that has been done,” Pressman tells Deadline. “I think the movie is just going to blow people away. Our partners want to approach it in a very 360 way, whether it be video games, an animated series or a universe, but it’s got this cosmic legacy that can expand beyond a singular story.”

“We’re finally at a point where we can really explore those other avenues because it’s such a unique property in that it is not a studio film, it’s not a Marvel film – it’s kind of an anti-Marvel film,” Pressman continues. “I have the highest hopes for that and I really love what Molly Hassell has done in pushing it up the hill and Rupert Sanders is such a visionary.”

The Crow is certainly dark enough to be considered “anti-Marvel” on those merits alone. However, many would point out that promising a connected universe and multiple projects in the world of the Bill Skarsgård reboot certainly sounds similar to Marvel’s approach to the MCU. Though with the film set to release next year, it won’t be long to see if the universe will take flight.

Will You Feed The Crow?

The Crow is set to be a reboot of the 1994 cult-classic film and 1989 comic of the same name. The story follows the death of Eric Draven and his fiancée at the hands of violent gang members. After being resurrected by The Crow, Eric swears an oath of revenge as he goes after those who ended his life.

The Crow stars Bill Skarsgard as the titular anti-hero, Eric Draven, along with FKA Twigs, Danny Huston, Laura Birn, Sami Bouajila and Jordan Bolger. The film is produced by Resident Evil producer Victor Hadida, along with Molly Hassell, John Jencks, Samuel Hadida, and the late Edward R. Pressman. 

The Crow has completed filming, though currently has no set release date.

Anthony Singletary

Anthony Singletary

Anthony has always had a love for stories. An aspiring screenwriter and video editor, he takes pride in connecting fans with the latest heroic news!