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Will Arnold Schwarzenegger lead a new Conan trilogy?

07.29.2013

What's better than one CONAN movie? Three!

When Paradox Entertainment obtained the rights to CONAN THE BARBARIAN, we already knew that THE LEGEND OF CONAN starring Arnold Schwarzenegger was coming. Now there's a chance of a whole new trilogy if things go well. Fredrik Malmberg, CEO of Paradox Entertainment laid it out:

"We have a great story. This is a role that’s perfect for [Arnold] and he’s very involved with the whole Universal team. Arnold has been very instrumental to bringing this together saying, 'We gotta make a good Conan!' I think if we do this right, we can do two more Conan movies right after. I think Game Of Thrones also shows a huge interest in fantasy. I’m psyched about it."

At 65 years old, Schwarzenegger will be taking on the role of a much older Conan but what are the details on his return?

"The idea is that this takes place after Conan has been king. But this is the legend of Conan where he has been gone and people say, ‘Do you remember the good ol’ days when Conan was around?’ And now it’s time for him to come back."

I think Schwarzenegger is in great shape as evidence by his latest roles in THE LAST STAND and TEN. Will he be in all three flicks? It's possible, though I think they will use this as an opportunity to hand the franchise over to Conan's son, Conn.

Are you guys ready for possibly three new CONAN flicks?

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6:48PM on 07/30/2013

Kraaaaam!!!

Bring it on. If these are done in a dirty, gritty, LOTR style reality they will kick ass.
Bring it on. If these are done in a dirty, gritty, LOTR style reality they will kick ass.
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1:30PM on 07/30/2013
LOL Hollywood would make 10 new Conan movies with Arny if they could pull it off, there is no reason they would ever stop if they made money. And I would see every one if they were good and not just some rehash cash grab.

So expect about one or two decent ones out of the dozen or so to come.
LOL Hollywood would make 10 new Conan movies with Arny if they could pull it off, there is no reason they would ever stop if they made money. And I would see every one if they were good and not just some rehash cash grab.

So expect about one or two decent ones out of the dozen or so to come.
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1:22PM on 07/30/2013
As somebody else here said, Arnold is not box office gold these days, and a Conan movie with him as the lead can only be a modest success (or a total flop). Itīs time for Arnold to start playing mentors, or bad guys but not the hero. I donīt know very much about this Conan movie, but he should play a part like Anthony Hopkins did in Zorro or Thor.
As somebody else here said, Arnold is not box office gold these days, and a Conan movie with him as the lead can only be a modest success (or a total flop). Itīs time for Arnold to start playing mentors, or bad guys but not the hero. I donīt know very much about this Conan movie, but he should play a part like Anthony Hopkins did in Zorro or Thor.
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11:35AM on 07/30/2013
Arnold said, "Psyched"?
Arnold said, "Psyched"?
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11:16PM on 07/29/2013
At this juncture, I'd like to share the Conan the Barbarian musical by Jon and Al Kaplan. "Hear the lamentation of the wuh-men!" [link]
At this juncture, I'd like to share the Conan the Barbarian musical by Jon and Al Kaplan. "Hear the lamentation of the wuh-men!" [link]
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7:03PM on 07/29/2013

Nervous

I was on board with the original description about Conan coming back in an Unforgiven style movie that meditates on the Barbarian King's life at the end of his days. This just sounds like a studio-driven, risk averse attempt at a franchise cash-grab.
I'm inviting some thumbs-down here, but I should point out that A) Conan The Destroyer (nostalgia aside) is a horrible movie. B) Conan the Barbarian is a great movie, but it's not a very faithful adaptation of the Conan stories. So it's not like
I was on board with the original description about Conan coming back in an Unforgiven style movie that meditates on the Barbarian King's life at the end of his days. This just sounds like a studio-driven, risk averse attempt at a franchise cash-grab.
I'm inviting some thumbs-down here, but I should point out that A) Conan The Destroyer (nostalgia aside) is a horrible movie. B) Conan the Barbarian is a great movie, but it's not a very faithful adaptation of the Conan stories. So it's not like Arnold had Conan character nailed. It just happened that he gave a great, physically commanding performance, combined with Milius' great naturualist direction and Stone's fantastic, sparse script.
I'd feel a lot better if somebody was committed to making a real R Conan movie that was faithful to the tone of the source material.
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7:01PM on 07/29/2013

No way this get's 3 movies

No one care's about seeing a movie with Ahnold in it. It's nice to see him back but he's nowhere near the box office draw he was years ago. The first one will make a modest amount but really, no one gives a shit anymore.
No one care's about seeing a movie with Ahnold in it. It's nice to see him back but he's nowhere near the box office draw he was years ago. The first one will make a modest amount but really, no one gives a shit anymore.
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7:51PM on 07/29/2013
I'm glad you can speak for everyone.
I'm glad you can speak for everyone.
6:50PM on 07/29/2013
A Conan movie with a Game of Thrones feel (but not the age and setting) would be fcukin awesome. This is the character that if we look at it as someone that could potentially existed in the long past, was so great and charismatic no other kings and queens have ever been mentioned in (fictional) history after his passing.
A Conan movie with a Game of Thrones feel (but not the age and setting) would be fcukin awesome. This is the character that if we look at it as someone that could potentially existed in the long past, was so great and charismatic no other kings and queens have ever been mentioned in (fictional) history after his passing.
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5:29PM on 07/29/2013
I hope they pull in an A-list director for these films. The writer currently listed on imdb isn't bad at all, but it's going to need a really good director in order for it to become a worthy sequel to John Milius' Conan.
I hope they pull in an A-list director for these films. The writer currently listed on imdb isn't bad at all, but it's going to need a really good director in order for it to become a worthy sequel to John Milius' Conan.
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2:43PM on 07/29/2013

Well,

If they can't make conan like the old times "Conan The Barbarian & Destroyer, then dun make..whatever shit cgi, graphics, special effects you put onto a movie about medieval time, it'll be like piece of shit..

dun feel me? take a look at the Jason Mamoa's conan....i was so excited at the poster & even used it as my phone & laptop's wallpaper..but when i watch it, i'd almost burn the whole cinema..

REMEMBER HOLLYWOOD - This movie is ABOUT CONAN ...NOT THOR..Do You Feel Me Now?
If they can't make conan like the old times "Conan The Barbarian & Destroyer, then dun make..whatever shit cgi, graphics, special effects you put onto a movie about medieval time, it'll be like piece of shit..

dun feel me? take a look at the Jason Mamoa's conan....i was so excited at the poster & even used it as my phone & laptop's wallpaper..but when i watch it, i'd almost burn the whole cinema..

REMEMBER HOLLYWOOD - This movie is ABOUT CONAN ...NOT THOR..Do You Feel Me Now?
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2:44PM on 07/29/2013
Btw, I miss Mako, who played the good wizard he passed away few years ago & 9 days ago was his death anniversary.
Btw, I miss Mako, who played the good wizard he passed away few years ago & 9 days ago was his death anniversary.
2:26PM on 07/29/2013
With this and the Beverly Hills Cop news, I'm expecting Bill Murray to sign for Ghostbusters III any minute...
With this and the Beverly Hills Cop news, I'm expecting Bill Murray to sign for Ghostbusters III any minute...
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2:14PM on 07/29/2013
woah, this movie is going to be the most expensive Conan movie ever with the budget going to rendering CGI muscles on Arnie.
xD
woah, this movie is going to be the most expensive Conan movie ever with the budget going to rendering CGI muscles on Arnie.
xD
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2:12PM on 07/29/2013

'We gotta make a good Conan!'

Thats gotta make Jason Mamoa feel great!

That being said, bring it on Arnie
Thats gotta make Jason Mamoa feel great!

That being said, bring it on Arnie
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1:55PM on 07/29/2013

did i travel back in time?

first two articles i see: Arnold in Conan. Eddie Murphy in Beverly Hills Cop.... what year is it?!
first two articles i see: Arnold in Conan. Eddie Murphy in Beverly Hills Cop.... what year is it?!
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1:38PM on 07/29/2013
I'd watch the shit out of a new Arnie led Conan trilogy.
I'd watch the shit out of a new Arnie led Conan trilogy.
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1:27PM on 07/29/2013

Hell YES

if anyone is a fan of Conan and or Arnold, they would be out of their minds to not be excited for this. If done right (like the last 2 were not) this will be a great series of films.
if anyone is a fan of Conan and or Arnold, they would be out of their minds to not be excited for this. If done right (like the last 2 were not) this will be a great series of films.
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1:12PM on 07/29/2013
If it marks Paul Verhoeven's return to major cinema, I'm all over it.
If it marks Paul Verhoeven's return to major cinema, I'm all over it.
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1:10PM on 07/29/2013
bullet to the head? Didn't know he was in that.
bullet to the head? Didn't know he was in that.
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1:09PM on 07/29/2013
This sounds promising. Niki, you seem to have mixed up your Conan's; Momoa was in 'Bullet to the Head' ;)
This sounds promising. Niki, you seem to have mixed up your Conan's; Momoa was in 'Bullet to the Head' ;)
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1:13PM on 07/29/2013
eh, we all make mistakes.
eh, we all make mistakes.
1:23PM on 07/29/2013
She just made an honest mistake.
She just made an honest mistake.
1:25PM on 07/29/2013
...no need to 'bust her balls' like that. I think she is a fan.
...no need to 'bust her balls' like that. I think she is a fan.
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