Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “Legend of Conan” will officially have the original 67-year-old actor reinterpreting the famous 1982 Conan the Barbarian character, and is not a reboot.
Schwarzenegger was rumored to get back as the barbarian character in 2010 for the reboot “The Legend of Conan,” that was supposed to bring the fame of this action story to the new generations.
Now Chris Morgan, who is the new producer and co-writer for the new Conan movie has just confirmed that this film is going to be a sequel to the 1982 version, “Conan the Barbarian.”
The sequel pretends to avoid Schwarzenegger’s “Conan the Destroyer” and Jason Momoa’s 2011 “Conan” movie, and picture the famous character 30 years later in his storyline from John Milius’ original movie.
“When we meet him again, Conan has been many things over the course of his life — a thief, a warrior, a pirate, a king, a legend — and is now an older man,” Morgan explained to the fan site: “The Arnold Fans.”
During the conversation, Morgan teased the fans by saying that at least 3 original characters that appeared in the 1982 movie will be part of the sequel cast.
One of the new movie’s producers, Fredrik Malmberg, also insinuated that the new sequel would be filled with violence. “Our marching orders from the studio were to create a film worthy as a successor to the 1982 film, which was pretty brutal,” he said to “The Arnold Fans”.
With this information is expected to see Conan in amazing fight scenes, which Schwarzenegger has said that he is excited about this.
“It is the greatest honor to be 67 years old and to still be asked to come back into all those franchises,” the Governator said to the fan site. “I’m really excited to be working on this –- to do another Conan movie, and hopefully it will be soon!”
Schwarzenegger is also coming back to “Terminator Genisys”, which is about to be released this summer and there are rumors about that he is in conversation for a future “Twins” reboot, “Triplets,” which have already a script written by Josh Gad.
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