The Crow reboot star Bill Skarsgard reveals he’s disappointed with how the new film ends, setting up a sequel

The Crow
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The Crow star Bill Skarsgård seems ambivalent about the ending of the new Rupert Sanders-directed pic, which is a reimagining of the original graphic novel by James O'Barr.

"I personally preferred something more definitive," Skarsgård told Esquire, suggesting that the ending of the 2024 film sets up a sequel. 

In terms of the film franchise, there has been only one Eric Draven story, with The Crow: City of Angels, The Crow: Salvation, and The Crow: Wicked Prayer each telling different stories of love and revenge. City of Angels is meant to be something of a direct sequel, with Sarah from the flagship film (now played by Mia Sara) helping another undead man put the wrong things right. The Crow: Stairway to Heaven, a Canadian TV series, was a short-lived TV adaptation of the graphic novel – and not a sequel series to the film as some reports suggest.

There's no sequel to the graphic novel either: the 272-page comic sees Eric take down each of his killers one by one before finally getting to go home to his fiancee Shelly – with no room for a part two. Each Crow film has ended with the titular hero slaying all the baddies and crossing over to the other side – so I'm having trouble thinking of a way that a Crow film could, in fact, set up a Part Two. Either way, we will be seated.

The Crow hits theaters on August 23, 2024, pushed back from its original June 7 release date. For more, check out our list of the most exciting upcoming movies in 2024 and beyond, or, skip straight to the good stuff with our list of movie release dates.

Lauren Milici
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