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Ladies and Gentlemen: Your New Conan the Barbarian

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | January 22, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | January 22, 2010 |

The powers that be over at Millennium Films, Lionsgate, and Paradox Entertainment have cast their successor to Arnold Schwarzenegger in Marcus Nispel’s Conan the Barbarian remake. This is him:


Whaddya think?

His name is Jason Momoa. I’ve never heard of the guy, and you probably haven’t either, unless you watched “Baywatch” between 1999 and 2001, “North Shore,” or “Stargate Atlantis.” I have seen none of them, and am thus completely unfamiliar with this guy. He apparently beat out Kellan Lutz (Twilight) for the role after he impressed Nispel with his Schwarzenegger-like mastery of a sword. Apparently, second runner up went to Jared Padalecki.

Man alive — if I had zero interest in the Conan remake before, I have even less interest now. Really? This guy?

And according to Latino Review, an offer has gone out to Mickey Rourke to play Conan’s Dad.

Filming begins this March, in Bulgaria.

If you need a refresher on Conan the Barbarian, check out the trailer for the original movie, and then ask yourself why they’re even bothering to remake it:

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