“Arnold Schwarzenegger to Star as Conan Again”
by Mike Holtz, WeWatchedAMovie
Arnold Schwarzenegger will return to the role that launched his career. The Action star is slated to reprise the role of Conan in a direct sequel to 1982’s Conan the Barbarian. The film will be titled The Legend of Conan and will ignore previous franchise entries Conan the Destroyer and the 2011 re-boot Conan the Barbarian, which starred Jason Momoa as the iconic character in place of Schwarzenegger, garnering disappointing box office returns.
According to one of the film’s producers, Fredrik Malmberg, the film will pick up where the original left off — with Conan on the throne. He will apparently be living out the later years of his life and looking to go out with a great battle. Schwarzenegger said of his return to Conan, “I always loved the Conan character and I’m honored to be asked to step into the role once again.”
Schwarzenegger has been making movie news a lot lately after his return to acting in The Expendables 2. Not only does the actor have The Tomb with Sylvester Stallone scheduled to come out in 2013, but in the same year he headlines his own film, The Last Stand. As if that wasn’t enough; The Terminator star is currently filming with David Ayer’s Ten as the leader of an elite DEA task force under fire. He tweeted a photo of himself from the set as the character Breacher that can be seen here.