It’s still a few months away, but there are many of you who are really wondering what the upcoming Conan the Barbarian reboot is going to be all about.  According to star Jason Momoa, it’s going to be a revenge story.

“It kind of is an origin story,” he explained. “It’s rebuilding and rebooting the franchise…It starts with his birth, what happened to his family, what happened to his father—obviously his father is killed—and him going into the pirating and the thieving and wandering and being the degenerate that he is and then usurping a throne and finding out who killed his father. It’s a revenge story, with a little bit a love in there.”

As much as I loved the original Conan, I’m willing to line up to see this take on the Robert E. Howard character.

via Splash Page

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  1. April 29, 2011 at 4:06 pm — Reply

    I know people have a nostalgic connection to Ahnold, but as a reader of the Conan legend, this guy fits the part far better IMO. He is lithe, and panther like instead of muscle bound. It doesn’t look like he’s wearing a bad wig. Most of all he resembles the John Buchema artwork and to me that’s huge.

    Now who knows what the production values will be as Milius rocked that out of the park with the old movie.

  2. April 29, 2011 at 5:44 pm — Reply

    he just described the original conan movie…

    anyways, as long as it has the same feel as the original conan movie, i think it would be great. i still have nightmares about Kull the Conqueror…

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