But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
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The thespian is no stranger to killing people on screen and looks good in a cowboy hat. In fact, the trailer for RZA's kung fu epic, The Man With The Iron Fist, puts Crowe's credentials for the covetted role on full display.
He is reportedly in talks to assume the role after Bardem backed out for some reason. Considering the Ron Howard project has been facing a number of obstacles that keep pushing production back, he probably got tired of waiting around.
Either way, the studio still has to decide whether or not it wants to move forward with the long-awaited adaptation.
Sources suggest that Warner Bros. will make a decision within the next two weeks since a revised script has just been submitted.