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14th Mar 2024

Fans claim The Crow remake trailer is ‘disrespectful’ to memory of star who died on set


The first trailer for the film has been released and it’s got fans worried already

This year will see the release of a remake of the 1994 cult classic The Crow, with Bill Skarsgard cast as the protagonist Eric Draven.

Fans were initially excited by the inclusion of Skarsgard, who haunted viewers in his portrayal of the clown in the IT franchise, but the stills from the making of the movie have led to doubts over whether this project will live up to its potential.

The original wasn’t an immediate success when it first hit cinemas, but love and appreciation for the comic book adaptation have grown over the years.

The film is a dark superhero flick which follows Draven, a young man who is murdered alongside his fiancee the night before his wedding.

A year later, Draven rises from the dead and takes the form of a supernatural entity known as The Crow who is thirsty for vengeance against those responsible for his and his partner’s deaths.

The new design of The Crow is a wildly different take when compared to Brandon Lee, who played the titular role in the 1994 film, a look that has become iconic in the years following its release. 

The 2024 remake already looks to be stepping several degrees away from the original, and considering actor Brandon Lee was tragically killed during the filming of the first movie, people are calling the new trailer ‘disrespectful.’

“There’s just some movies you shouldn’t remake and The Crow is one of them,” one person wrote.

“Remaking The Crow is definitely one of the most tasteless and disrespectful remakes to ever be done,” a second wrote.

While a third said: “I hated every single second of what I just watched.”

It certainly doesn’t look like that’s what we’re going to get from what we’ve seen so far.

Thankfully for the filmmakers, a large contingency of fans remain hopeful that the casting of Skarsgard will come through in the end.

“I don’t why people are comparing Bill Skarsgard with Brandon Lee before watching the movie. He is looking good. Waiting for the release,” one person commented.

A second wrote: “Looks better than I was expecting, didn’t like the idea of remaking it at first but now I don’t know.”

Skarsgard isn’t the only cast member to be excited about. British artist FKA Twigs will also star, and she impressed many in her acting debut in Shia LaBoeuf’s Honey Boy back in 2019.

Regardless of which camp you sit in, I think we can all agree that we need to see a little more material before we can truly pass judgement on this highly-anticipated blockbuster.

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