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Mickey Rourke as Conan's Dad and King Hyperion?

02.24.2010

Mickey Rourke is a wanted man.

Apparently, Rourke is being courted by by Millennium Films and Lionsgate to join CONAN. Who is the actor in negotiations to play? Father of Conan (Jason Momoa), Corin.

Back in January, it was rumored that the role of Corin was being offered to Rourke. I guess he's decided to snatch it up.

This is just too much news for me to handle! Jason Momoa, Mickey Rourke, 3D!!!

Rourke has done a great job bouncing back, but nothing about this project has particularly seemed to wow anyone. Maybe I'm wrong, if you are looking forward to this...please by all means, comment below.

The other role Rourke is negotiating for is the part of King Hyperion in the film WAR OF GODS. The film is being directed by Tarsem Singh (THE FALL). Henry Cavill and Freida Pinto will star.

Rourke may have to choose between the two as CONAN begins shooting in Bulgaria in March and WAR OF THE GODS begins April 7th. Next we will see Rourke as Whiplash in IRON MAN 2.

Extra Tidbit: Was he really offered the role of Axel Foley in BEVERLY HILLS COP? I just can't imagine anyone but Eddie Murphy as Foley. Okay, maybe Charlie Murphy.
Source: Deadline

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1:54PM on 02/25/2010
Please play in Conan Mickey, you seem like the only good thing about this film...maybe if Dolph Lungren has a major role in it like it is rumored, it could get my hopes much higher.
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Please play in Conan Mickey, you seem like the only good thing about this film...maybe if Dolph Lungren has a major role in it like it is rumored, it could get my hopes much higher.
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9:35AM on 02/25/2010

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Actually, Murphy came on really late. Initially it was gonna be a Stallone vehicle. They did significant rewrites for Eddie Murphy.
Actually, Murphy came on really late. Initially it was gonna be a Stallone vehicle. They did significant rewrites for Eddie Murphy.
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7:22AM on 02/25/2010

Why would we be wowed?

I mean, at what point are we supposed to shit our pants in excitement? When a rumored script is optioned? When two principal actors are cast? IMO - when there are stills and trailers, then there's something to get wowed by. all this stuff is up in the air, and capable of being scrapped without a moment's notice.
I mean, at what point are we supposed to shit our pants in excitement? When a rumored script is optioned? When two principal actors are cast? IMO - when there are stills and trailers, then there's something to get wowed by. all this stuff is up in the air, and capable of being scrapped without a moment's notice.
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5:16AM on 02/25/2010
Rourke's future is brighter than the sun and Conan's father? Hell yeah.
Rourke's future is brighter than the sun and Conan's father? Hell yeah.
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11:47PM on 02/24/2010
Just glad to see Rourke back in the swing again.
Just glad to see Rourke back in the swing again.
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11:15PM on 02/24/2010
I'd prefer War of Gods but would take either. Any chance to see Rourke on the big screen doin his thing is good for me. Also Stallone was the MAIN person of interest initially for Beverly Hills Cop.
I'd prefer War of Gods but would take either. Any chance to see Rourke on the big screen doin his thing is good for me. Also Stallone was the MAIN person of interest initially for Beverly Hills Cop.
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11:41AM on 02/25/2010
with scorsese to direct it lol
with scorsese to direct it lol
9:43PM on 02/24/2010
I think he should take the "War Of The Gods" one, but if he does this (or both), I am entirely against, nor am I quite for it.
I think he should take the "War Of The Gods" one, but if he does this (or both), I am entirely against, nor am I quite for it.
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9:26PM on 02/24/2010
I really don't want to be a downer on this because Mickey's great, and I desperately want a great Conan movie. But this somehow feels like the kind of casting that Tropic Thunder would be poking fun at in a fake trailer. It just doesn't fit for some reason. Probably because I imagine it will be Mickey doing his thing only in a loin cloth and fur coat.

I want so much for this movie to be great but... I just don't think it's going to happen. Not the right time or crew. Oh well. I guess at
I really don't want to be a downer on this because Mickey's great, and I desperately want a great Conan movie. But this somehow feels like the kind of casting that Tropic Thunder would be poking fun at in a fake trailer. It just doesn't fit for some reason. Probably because I imagine it will be Mickey doing his thing only in a loin cloth and fur coat.

I want so much for this movie to be great but... I just don't think it's going to happen. Not the right time or crew. Oh well. I guess at least it'll have Mickey. For better or worse.
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8:17PM on 02/24/2010
I like it. And I am excited to see where this CONAN film is heading. I hope it's rated R.
I like it. And I am excited to see where this CONAN film is heading. I hope it's rated R.
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8:07PM on 02/24/2010
Interesting lineup, but if I had to choose between the two i'd go with War of Gods just because of Tarsem. That man knows how to make a unique film.
Interesting lineup, but if I had to choose between the two i'd go with War of Gods just because of Tarsem. That man knows how to make a unique film.
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8:28PM on 02/24/2010
agreed
agreed
7:53PM on 02/24/2010
He's probably the only actor attached to more projects than Taylor Lautner.
He's probably the only actor attached to more projects than Taylor Lautner.
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7:45PM on 02/24/2010
Charlie Murphy is the shit.....Mickey Rourke is okay, I mean he is a good actor but I don't see what all the fuss is about
Charlie Murphy is the shit.....Mickey Rourke is okay, I mean he is a good actor but I don't see what all the fuss is about
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7:43PM on 02/24/2010
I'll thumb up anything that Rourke gets to do these days. Sure, he's a comeback story, but what people forget is that he was a good actor to begin with and he's still a good actor now.
I'll thumb up anything that Rourke gets to do these days. Sure, he's a comeback story, but what people forget is that he was a good actor to begin with and he's still a good actor now.
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11:44AM on 02/25/2010
it's too bad his self destructive habits and huge ego sunk his own career.. it's not a huge shock to most people that studios were hesitant to deal with him again especially how difficult it was just to get him on set a lot of days.
it's too bad his self destructive habits and huge ego sunk his own career.. it's not a huge shock to most people that studios were hesitant to deal with him again especially how difficult it was just to get him on set a lot of days.
7:12PM on 02/24/2010

nice

i dont really care about any of these movies but it's good to see that his career really is back.. I wasn't going to believe it till i saw it.. Sin City was hyped as his big come back but didnt end up doing much for his career..
i dont really care about any of these movies but it's good to see that his career really is back.. I wasn't going to believe it till i saw it.. Sin City was hyped as his big come back but didnt end up doing much for his career..
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