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Jason Momoa cast as the lead in the new Conan movie

January 22, 2010 | Written By: Brad Sturdivant

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

I guess this would be considered big news, but to be honest, I had forgotten they were even looking to remake CONAN.  It’s not that I don’t think they can do it well, it’s that Arnold Schwarzenegger will always be Conan to me.  So I feel bad for any actor having to step into his large shoes.  But it looks like Jason Momoa is ready for the challenge to play Conan the Barbarian.  The former ‘Stargate Atlantis’ actor is set to play the barbarian hero.  The filmmakers are also trying to get Mickey Rourke to play Conan’s father, but he has not yet signed on.  The film will be directed by Marcus Nispel.

I’m not so sure Momoa has the Conan look, but I guess it depends on what kind of Conan they’re going to make.  If they’re aiming for a mindless, violent film with Conan beating on people, I don’t know if this guy can pull that off.

Jason Momoa is the new Conan

Source: Deadline Hollywood

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