Arnold Schwarzenegger is going to play Conan The Barbarian again

Arnold Schwarzenegger is going to play Conan The Barbarian again

Ignoring 2011's critical and commercial failure of a reboot, 1984's Conan The Destroyer, and the fact that no one is clamoring to see Arnold Schwarzenegger go shirtless anymore, Universal is mounting plans for Arnold Schwarzenegger to star in The Legend Of Conan, a film that will return the actor to one of his most iconic roles and to questions of whether it is too late for him to resume those sorts of roles. In the mind of producer and potential screenwriter Chris Morgan, it's definitely not, because his Conan will also be old: Noting that the first Conan film left off with the former barbarian having aged into an elderly king, Morgan says his sequel will pick up from there in depicting "that Nordic Viking mythic guy who has played the role of king, warrior, soldier and mercenary, and who has bedded more women than anyone, nearing the last cycle of his life. He knows he’ll be going to Valhalla, and wants to go out with a good battle.”

Morgan also urges you to "think of this as Conan's Unforgiven," saying it will similarly take advantage of Schwarzenegger's actual age, and thus implying it will have the lamentations of lots and lots of prostitutes. Schwarzenegger has already issued a fake statement saying, "This is me as Conan, but I am older now. It is the legend. The legend of how I got so old and became the king." 

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