Two New Photos From Conan

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At a certain point (that is, just about now) there won’t be much point to posting new photos from Conan. Until we get shots of the supporting cast like Stephen Lang, seems like we’ll just see a parade of images featuring Jason Momoa and a variety of grimaces. Not that I’d expect too much else, but it’s a question of diminishing returns.

So, until we get those photos of the supporting cast, here are two new shots of Momoa, from the film’s official Facebook page, via Bleeding Cool. I’m still curious about the film, but at this point I need to see a trailer to be sure the movie will feature more than Momoa roaming around a relatively empty  landscape, swinging his sword at the air. (Though wouldn’t that be kind of great? Like Garfield Minus Garfield, only with Conan instead of Jon Arbuckle.) Read More »

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Another New Photo: Jason Momoa as Conan

In the past weeks, a couple photos of Jason Momoa (Stargate: Atlantis) in action in the Marcus Nispel-directed Conan have leaked online.And today we bring you another new image of Conan in action. Hit the jump for the full production photo.

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New Photo: Jason Momoa as Conan

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Briefly: Well, this is more like it. I’m sure there will still be a flurry of comments that this photo of Jason Momoa in action as Conan the Barbarian looks too skinny. But I see this and just get a sense of power and fury — looks like a reasonable vision of Conan to me. It’s certainly the best thing I’ve seen from the production so far.

‘The production,’ of course, is the Marcus Nispel-directed Conan, starring Momoa, Stephen Lang, Ron Perlman, Leo Howard and Rachel Nichols. The image was either scanned or photographed from a Spanish magazine, which is why it looks a little odd.

See the image in full after the break. And, just in case you didn’t see it earlier this week, after the image I re-present the very entertaining Conan the Barbarian: The Musical. Read More »

In May, some set photos from Marcus Nispel‘s new Conan the Barbarian movie leaked online, giving us our first look at Jason Momoa (Stargate: Atlantis) in costume as the film’s title character. Now Nu Boyana Film Studios has released the fist official production photo. Hit the jump to see the full thing.
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I was happy about the news that Jason Momoa (Stargate: Atlantis) had been cast as Conan in the new film by Marcus Nispel. He seems like he can act, and he’s got a look that will not only work for the part, but quickly differentiate this version from the Schwarzenegger original.

Now we’ve got a few pics of Momoa in costume and a handful of set images to give you an idea of what to expect from Conan. Read More »

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Our hopes of seeing Mickey Rourke as papa to Jason Momoa’s Conan were shattered when Rourke left the project for Tarsem’s War of the Gods — but now it appears that there’s another badass on the horizon for Marcus Nispel’s Conan remake. Vulture is reporting that Ron Perlman — of Hellboy and Sons of Anarchy fame — is in negotiations to play Conan’s father Corin.

Perlman would be joining a cast which currently includes Rachel Nichols as Tamara, a royal bodyguard in league with Conan, and Stephen Lang as the villain, Khalar Singh.

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Stephen Lang Offered Conan Villain Role

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Stephen Lang‘s reward for acing his portrayal of the villainous Colonel Quaritch in Avatar could be another showcase role as the colourful bad guy. There’s said to be a deal on the table right now that would see Lang taking the part of Khalar Singh in Marcus Nispel‘s Conan reboot.

Here’s how Singh was described in the casting breakdown for the movie:

He’s in his 40s to 50s, Asian or Middle Eastern, Central Asian, Mongol, Turkish, or Persian, open to all ethnicities; commanding in size and manner, a warlord and formidable warrior, brilliant, cruel, weathered and tanned by the many campaigns he has waged and won.

From here on out, the description became a little more spoiler-prone. If you aren’t averse to plot details, read on…

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Jason Momoa is the New Conan the Barbarian

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Recently we heard that Nu Image/Millennium and Lionsgate were looking at three actors as possible options to be the new Conan the Barbarian in the film to be directed by Marcus Nispel. There was Jason Momoa, from Stargate: Atlantis; Kellan Lutz from Twilight;  and a third, then-unnamed actor who turned out to be Jared Padalecki. Now two sources are reporting that the choice has been made, and it is Momoa. Read More »

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