Ron Perlman replacing Mickey Rourke in Conan
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
It was odd that Mickey Rourke was taking on two somewhat similar roles with CONAN and WAR OF THE GODS. Both were period, fantasy pieces and apparently, Rourke and his agent felt the same way and now they’ve dropped out of CONAN. There was talk that Rourke was actually dropping out of WAR OF THE GODS, but as far as we know, he’s still on board. Stepping into the role of Conan’s father (Corin) is Hellboy himself, Ron Perlman.
We had just learned that the up and coming Rachel Nichols would be starring in Conan and Perlman would seem to be the last of the major casting announcements. He joins a cast that includes Jason Momoa as Conan, the aforementioned Rachel Nichols, Bob Sapp, Leo Howard and Stephen Lang. That cast list doesn’t seem as impressive without Mickey Rourke’s name in there.
Source: NY Mag