Arnold Will Be CONAN Once Again

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
Sorry, Jason Momoa, you're one and done. Which - given the reasons why - is absolutely fantastic news for any fans of Conan The Barbarian out there, regardless of whether you enjoyed the 2011 version or not.

And here it is: Arnold Schwarzenegger is returning to the role that launched him to stardom.

Universal have announced that they are moving forward with The Legend Of Conan, a film that will ignore Conan The Destroyer and the 2011 Conan The Barbarian entirely and pick up the story as a direct sequel to John Milius' 1982 Conan The Barbarian. And Arnold is coming back to take up his crown and sword and play the part of Conan once again.

Producer Fredrik Malmberg says:

The original ended with Arnold on the throne as a seasoned warrior and this is the take of the film we will make. It's that mythic guy who has played the role of king, warrior, soldier and mercenary, and who has bedded more women than anyone, nearing the last cycle of his life. He knows he'll be going to Valhalla, and wants to go out with a good battle.
Writer-producer Chris Morgan advises we should think of this "as Conan's Unforgiven," and that sounds pretty damn good to me.

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  • Mike Malackowski

    Yep. Because zombies are soooo popular.
    This is the worst idea since, well, since any idea of anything with Ahnold attached to it.

  • Phil Mucci

    I wish Milius was directing - nobody has topped his balls-out approach to the genre. As for Arnold, there are only two roles he was born to play: the Terminator and Conan.

  • taranaich

    "
    Sorry, Jason Momoa, you're one and done. Which - given the reasons why - is absolutely fantastic news for any fans of Conan The Barbarian out there, regardless of whether you enjoyed the 2011 version or not."

    Fantastic for fans of the 1982 film, not so much fans of the original character. It's like if they announced a sequel to the Tristar Godzilla: great if you actually liked it, not so great if you preferred the real deal.

  • Mark

    No one is more perfect to play an old barbarian king more than the original barbarian, now old. It's damn perfect, and i am very excited about it

  • Sebo McPowers

    BEST news ever!
    The original Conan is my favourite movie of all time and seeing Arnie as Conan again is a dream come true :)

  • Martin Wagner

    Um, dude's like 65. Is he still adequately well-muscled and ripped? I know this is like a fanboy wet dream but I mean, come on, can Arnie pull it off at his age?

  • Irons

    Did you miss the point about this being a film about an AGEING Conan ?

  • Martin Wagner

    Not at all, I just hope they can pull it off.

  • Qinlong

    This is beyond awesome. If John McTiernan is out of prison by then, he NEEDS to direct this.

  • Joe

    I never thought Arnold was the right person to play Conan and I still don't. I just wish they would adapt one of Howard's original stories, maybe 'Red Nails'. They could have done so much with this character but instead they have just churned out one crappy movie after another.

  • Nuncius

    Adapting one of Howard's original stories would be awesome imo, however my personal choice would be The people of the black circle.

  • lihilaszlo

    Will the real Conan please stand up? thank you.

  • matt

    I never thought they'd do it after that horrible Momoa one, but this is awesome! my dreams are answered! I hope it's light on CG crap and is legit! This is rad!

  • Urotsukidoji

    I can't believe I have been waiting for this for 30 years now..... finally!

  • Rod Smith

    This could genuinely be Schwarzenegger's 'Unforgiven' or 'Harry Brown', it sounds very promising, fingers crossed!

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