Anyone who saw the Marcus Nispel directed mess that was the remake of Conan The Barbarian can agree that the movie was a lame duck. Jason Momoa was not right for the role. He just seemed too nice. He was supposed to be a barbarian after all. Now the good news. They’re not going to make a sequel starring Momoa and they’re not going the straight-to-video Scorpion King route either. Instead they went back to the man who made Conan a household name – Mr. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Rumor has it that they will be ignoring the events of Conan The Destroyer all together. This will be a direct sequel to Conan The Barbarian instead. Warner Brothers tried that when Bryan Singer took on Superman Returns. That didn’t work out well. But, then again, they didn’t have Christopher Reeve coming back for the movie.
According to the producers this will be like a giant fantasy version of Unforgiven. I don’t know. Maybe the franchise is better off left dead. Should it be revived only to out the final nail in its coffin? Or could this be a sword and sorcery version of Unforgiven? I will reserve judgement until the time comes when the movie happens and is seen by the public. As we all know, there are plenty of times where actors sign on the dotted line and the movie still never happens. Thank God that happens sometimes. I don’t think any of us wanted to see Nicolas Cage as Superman!