Jason Momoa wrote a sequel of his own for Conan the Barbarian
Posted by: Zack Bruce
Some people who happen to be really huge fans of a character or series, no matter the medium, often write fan fiction or get inspired to do something of their own. Jason Momoa is one of those people.
As a huge fan of CONAN THE BARBARIAN, he’s decided that just playing one of his favorite characters isn’t good enough. So Momoa went off and wrote his own sequel for his upcoming movie. There is no greenlight yet for a second installment, but if the film does well enough then it could actually happen.
After being asked by CraveOnline what story he’d like to see for the next film, Momoa replied, “I wrote it.” Currently he is waiting to see if they are going to accept it but says that it’s mainly, “character-adapted, because I really want to get into more of the mythical creatures”. The actor then started to dive into the idea a bit more, “We wanted to go there [in the first one], but having Clash of the Titans, and coming out against that, we wanted to put the budget into some other things. We just couldn’t hit… We couldn’t get to that level with […] the visual effects and stuff. […] I don’t want to give anything away, but we already have our Conan, really it’s about the villain, what that villain is going to extract from Conan, and where as an actor I want to go with Conan. You know, no one’s going to know what I want to do better than me.”
Momoa wants to feel that sense of accomplishment knowing that he wrote the very words his character speaks, “We want to incorporate three different things, because obviously you don’t just want to do the [existing] story, because the fans already know it. You want to keep them on their toes. So, I think we have a good lock on it. Also, I feel it’s beautiful… How many actors get to go in there and go, “I’m part of the writing process?” and care that much about the character, because he is a fan himself? It’s great. You know some people go like, “It’s great, I’m going to be in my trailer.” I want to @#$%ing make a great Conan movie.”