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Cool photo of Jason Momoa in action as Conan makes its way online

Jul. 3, 2010by:

Not long ago, we got our first official look at Jason Momoa as Conan, and before that, we saw the actor-turned-barbarian for the first time in a couple of blurry, on-set photos. Unfortunately, none of these seemed to inspire much more than apathy.

But the new image below, courtesy of Conan The Movie Blog (via an unnamed Spanish magazine), is the first instance of Momoa as the titular Cimmerian where he actually looks and feels the part. Agree? Disagree?

CONAN, from director Marcus Nispel (FRIDAY THE 13TH, PATHFINDER) and starring Rachel Nichols, Rose McGowan, Ron Perlman, and Stephen Lang, is due out sometime next year.

Extra Tidbit: The awesome Ron Perlman (who will play Conan's father Corin), voiced Conan himself in the 2007 THQ video game.

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11:51AM on 07/05/2010
He certainly does look the part. I'm hoping he can play the part. He has some enormous shoes to fill. I also find it funny that Momoa, the main actor, is surrounded by actors are more well known than he is.
He certainly does look the part. I'm hoping he can play the part. He has some enormous shoes to fill. I also find it funny that Momoa, the main actor, is surrounded by actors are more well known than he is.
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10:41PM on 07/04/2010
Who gives a flying fuck whether he looks like Arnold ? He's suppose to look like Conan! and he does. I'm willing to wait and see what he brings to the roll as JM is a pretty talented guy
Who gives a flying fuck whether he looks like Arnold ? He's suppose to look like Conan! and he does. I'm willing to wait and see what he brings to the roll as JM is a pretty talented guy
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9:50PM on 07/04/2010

People who think Arnold is the one and only Conan

...are like self described Hulk fans that prefer the 80's show.

Momoa looks closer to the true character, people wanting some body builder got their own issues. Get an Issue of Flex, a bottle of lotion, and a bathroom and stop thinking the character needs to be a swelled up bodybuilder.
...are like self described Hulk fans that prefer the 80's show.

Momoa looks closer to the true character, people wanting some body builder got their own issues. Get an Issue of Flex, a bottle of lotion, and a bathroom and stop thinking the character needs to be a swelled up bodybuilder.
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3:46PM on 07/04/2010
Did anyone see Waterhorse? I did, and I want to point out 1 specific scene. It's when the military commander fires a few test shots into the Loch. Angus begins to panic. Suddenly the camera work switches to the uber-pretentious "gritty" style as Angus pushes the soldiers away from the canon. Prior to that scene, the whole movie had crisp camera work. My point is, "gritty" style has NEVER looked gritty to me, but merely pretentious and self-insistent. This photo of Momoa as Conan looks like it
Did anyone see Waterhorse? I did, and I want to point out 1 specific scene. It's when the military commander fires a few test shots into the Loch. Angus begins to panic. Suddenly the camera work switches to the uber-pretentious "gritty" style as Angus pushes the soldiers away from the canon. Prior to that scene, the whole movie had crisp camera work. My point is, "gritty" style has NEVER looked gritty to me, but merely pretentious and self-insistent. This photo of Momoa as Conan looks like it was shot in the same "gritty" style, and it makes me cringe. Does anyone remember when action scenes weren't shot this way? Anyone remember how they were just as impressive, if not more? How does lowering the frame rate, and deepening shadows make anything look gritty? It looks stupid and misguided.
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12:40PM on 07/04/2010

I'm willing to give him a chance.

I'll wait for a trailer. In the Howard stories, Conan is more about presence and attitude, menace, than sheer bulk. Momoa was okay on Stargate Atlantis, so I'm willing to withhold judgement until I see more. What I've seen so far is 'okay' not great, but not awful either. Now, what will auto-kill this film for me is a PG-13 rating.
I'll wait for a trailer. In the Howard stories, Conan is more about presence and attitude, menace, than sheer bulk. Momoa was okay on Stargate Atlantis, so I'm willing to withhold judgement until I see more. What I've seen so far is 'okay' not great, but not awful either. Now, what will auto-kill this film for me is a PG-13 rating.
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12:06PM on 07/04/2010
what's with all the hate? they're not remaking Citizen Kane here. The Conan movies are unwatchable today, so the bar isn't set very high. i'll give this a shot.
what's with all the hate? they're not remaking Citizen Kane here. The Conan movies are unwatchable today, so the bar isn't set very high. i'll give this a shot.
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6:09AM on 07/04/2010
Conan the musical:
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Conan the musical:
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3:46AM on 07/04/2010

This is not Conan!

Worst casting ever!
Worst casting ever!
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12:41AM on 07/04/2010
Gee, I don't know. So he's swinging a sword in water doesn't say much of anything... Conan is meant to be more slender than Arnold was but Arnold looked like a barbarian. This guy just seems too "pretty". But I've never seen him act in anything so the trailer is gonna have to be what decides it for me. Loved the TCM and Friday the 13th remakes though, but Pathfinder was just a mess.
Gee, I don't know. So he's swinging a sword in water doesn't say much of anything... Conan is meant to be more slender than Arnold was but Arnold looked like a barbarian. This guy just seems too "pretty". But I've never seen him act in anything so the trailer is gonna have to be what decides it for me. Loved the TCM and Friday the 13th remakes though, but Pathfinder was just a mess.
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12:53AM on 07/07/2010
stargate atlantis
stargate atlantis
8:44PM on 07/03/2010

Arnold

you are not
you are not
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6:21PM on 07/03/2010

Most remakes like this will suck

INEVITABLY. They get shitty directors. Why? Because they only need to be a "Conan" movie to make there money back not a film of quality.
INEVITABLY. They get shitty directors. Why? Because they only need to be a "Conan" movie to make there money back not a film of quality.
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6:20PM on 07/03/2010

i say what can you...

do about it, it's cast, in production and going to be released, enough of the 'arnold love affair', i'll judge it when i see it. sure Arnold was awesome as conan, but that was because he had 5 lines and 4 of them were 'crom', you really think that amount of dialogue will swing in a movie today? i dont, let it be and judge after you see the movie.
do about it, it's cast, in production and going to be released, enough of the 'arnold love affair', i'll judge it when i see it. sure Arnold was awesome as conan, but that was because he had 5 lines and 4 of them were 'crom', you really think that amount of dialogue will swing in a movie today? i dont, let it be and judge after you see the movie.
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4:16PM on 07/03/2010

WOWW!!

This movie is gonna be a huge let down for the fans i guarentee its gonna be a piece of shit. how do i know you ask? because its Marcus Nispel directing it. All his movies blow!!!
This movie is gonna be a huge let down for the fans i guarentee its gonna be a piece of shit. how do i know you ask? because its Marcus Nispel directing it. All his movies blow!!!
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4:07PM on 07/03/2010
Sorry guys they posted the wrong picture. This was a picture for the exciting new sequel 9,999 BC, not the new Conan.
Sorry guys they posted the wrong picture. This was a picture for the exciting new sequel 9,999 BC, not the new Conan.
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3:05PM on 07/03/2010
This makes me want to puke...
This makes me want to puke...
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2:04PM on 07/03/2010

Meh...

I dont mind a non-Schwarzenegger type for Conan but seriously, that face makes him look like Terl from Battlefield Earth or something. Still, its just a freezeframe, I will reserve judgement for the trailer.
I dont mind a non-Schwarzenegger type for Conan but seriously, that face makes him look like Terl from Battlefield Earth or something. Still, its just a freezeframe, I will reserve judgement for the trailer.
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12:59PM on 07/03/2010
Captain Thorpe hit it right on the hit.. I can't see this being a hit. You can give me as many thumbs down as you want, but nobody is flocking to a Conan flick starring Jason Momoa.
Captain Thorpe hit it right on the hit.. I can't see this being a hit. You can give me as many thumbs down as you want, but nobody is flocking to a Conan flick starring Jason Momoa.
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12:45PM on 07/03/2010
I don't give a shit if Arnold had the 'authentic' barbarian look or not. People went to the movies to see him in action. The original worked because of Schwarzenegger & Milius. Without them, Conan would have just been another faceless sword & sorcery flick. Which is exactly what this appears to be.
I don't give a shit if Arnold had the 'authentic' barbarian look or not. People went to the movies to see him in action. The original worked because of Schwarzenegger & Milius. Without them, Conan would have just been another faceless sword & sorcery flick. Which is exactly what this appears to be.
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2:30PM on 07/03/2010
I agree with you. The only thing saving this Conan movie is that Conan is an established franchise now. Much more so than it was in the 80's anyway. Perhaps I'm deluding myself in that. I don't know. But I do agree with you. This is uninteresting and uninspiring so far. I was really hoping for something epic and massive. This is just going to be a polished turd.
I agree with you. The only thing saving this Conan movie is that Conan is an established franchise now. Much more so than it was in the 80's anyway. Perhaps I'm deluding myself in that. I don't know. But I do agree with you. This is uninteresting and uninspiring so far. I was really hoping for something epic and massive. This is just going to be a polished turd.
11:00AM on 07/03/2010
OK, but how do you upstage the sheer epicness of the original's opening scene (the raid on the village), or that damn amazing Poledouris score? Even the blood looked incredible in Millius' masterpiece. As much as Momoa looks all right, you know the film is not going to have the weight and power of the original. Props to Perlman though.
OK, but how do you upstage the sheer epicness of the original's opening scene (the raid on the village), or that damn amazing Poledouris score? Even the blood looked incredible in Millius' masterpiece. As much as Momoa looks all right, you know the film is not going to have the weight and power of the original. Props to Perlman though.
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12:01PM on 07/03/2010
TBH, I think its the score we 'll all miss most.
TBH, I think its the score we 'll all miss most.
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10:59AM on 07/03/2010
I don't understand why are they remaking a shitty Schwarzenegger movie that was basically only good because Schwarzenegger was in it, so now they're making it without him? What's next? Red Sonja? Hercules in New York?
I don't understand why are they remaking a shitty Schwarzenegger movie that was basically only good because Schwarzenegger was in it, so now they're making it without him? What's next? Red Sonja? Hercules in New York?
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8:12PM on 07/03/2010
seriously
seriously
12:04PM on 07/05/2010
Actually, they've been talking about doing Red Sojna for years.
Actually, they've been talking about doing Red Sojna for years.
10:16PM on 07/05/2010
oh, snap
oh, snap
10:43AM on 07/03/2010
Whenever I get excited at the idea of Rachel Nichols in skin-revealing togs, I'm brought back down to earth with a painful bump thanks to the blood-curdling words "Nispel" and "Pathfinder".
Whenever I get excited at the idea of Rachel Nichols in skin-revealing togs, I'm brought back down to earth with a painful bump thanks to the blood-curdling words "Nispel" and "Pathfinder".
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10:14AM on 07/03/2010
I think he looks just the part. Give him a chance, people!
Besides, if the roles were somehow oposite, meaning that Jason had played the part in the '80, and young Arnold now, surely there would be some people (haters& trolls) who would complain "oh, he doesn't look like Jason, he can never replace Jason". Or some shit like that. The cast is perfect.
There is only one thing that worries me, and that is the director, Marcus Nispel. I fear he is not up to the challenge.
I think he looks just the part. Give him a chance, people!
Besides, if the roles were somehow oposite, meaning that Jason had played the part in the '80, and young Arnold now, surely there would be some people (haters& trolls) who would complain "oh, he doesn't look like Jason, he can never replace Jason". Or some shit like that. The cast is perfect.
There is only one thing that worries me, and that is the director, Marcus Nispel. I fear he is not up to the challenge.
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9:57AM on 07/03/2010
Are we sure this isn't another Scorpion King flick?
Are we sure this isn't another Scorpion King flick?
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9:28AM on 07/03/2010

I'd say let's give him a chance

Physically he looks more like an actual sword-wielding warrior than Ahnuld did. Shitty fantasy "artists" might've depicted barbarians looking like the Hulk, but bodybuilder bulk is actually heavy and slow and awkward and unrealistic for a primitive warrior.
Physically he looks more like an actual sword-wielding warrior than Ahnuld did. Shitty fantasy "artists" might've depicted barbarians looking like the Hulk, but bodybuilder bulk is actually heavy and slow and awkward and unrealistic for a primitive warrior.
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9:53AM on 07/03/2010
gonna have to agree. Arnold looked nothing like what Conan should
gonna have to agree. Arnold looked nothing like what Conan should
10:54AM on 07/03/2010
absolutely! I never understood the whole body builder look. I'm no historian, but I would bet my life on that barbarians didnt shave thier cgests,...Come on
absolutely! I never understood the whole body builder look. I'm no historian, but I would bet my life on that barbarians didnt shave thier cgests,...Come on
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9:07AM on 07/03/2010
looks kinda lamentable. :/
looks kinda lamentable. :/
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6:44AM on 07/03/2010
Ok lets's get some perspective here..... It's got Rachel Nichols in it for christs sake! Rachel Nichols....quite likely to be in a revealing fur bra and tiny crotch covering. Honestly, with news like this who cares what Conan looks like?
Ok lets's get some perspective here..... It's got Rachel Nichols in it for christs sake! Rachel Nichols....quite likely to be in a revealing fur bra and tiny crotch covering. Honestly, with news like this who cares what Conan looks like?
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6:20AM on 07/03/2010
I'll wait to see how this turns out with a trailer. Otherwise I'm on the fence.
I'll wait to see how this turns out with a trailer. Otherwise I'm on the fence.
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4:42AM on 07/03/2010
This is a sci-fi channel premiere flick... right?
This is a sci-fi channel premiere flick... right?
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5:07AM on 07/03/2010
syfy channel
syfy channel
4:05AM on 07/03/2010
Just cuz he has a tan and dark hair doesnt mean he looks like the Cimmerian. Not a fan
Just cuz he has a tan and dark hair doesnt mean he looks like the Cimmerian. Not a fan
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3:27AM on 07/03/2010

No Arnold?

No Conan.
No Conan.
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8:14PM on 07/03/2010
Why does this get negatives? Totally true. The character of Conan is awesome because its Arnold, not some other huge guy that isnt that great of an actor.
Why does this get negatives? Totally true. The character of Conan is awesome because its Arnold, not some other huge guy that isnt that great of an actor.
3:04AM on 07/03/2010
Lol. Looks like a doll making the scrunchy face.

This guy is a terrible Conan.
Lol. Looks like a doll making the scrunchy face.

This guy is a terrible Conan.
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