Yes people Arnold ‘will be back’ to his origins for THE LEGEND OF CONAN, reprising the role of the most famous barbarian in cinema history.
THE LEGEND OF CONAN is set to be a direct follow-up from the original film, dismissing the sequel Conan the Destroyer and the reboot with Jason Momoa (who is not expected to be involved in the film).
Regarding the film, producer Fredrik Malmberg said:
“The original ended with Arnold on the throne as a seasoned warrior, and this is the take of the film we will make. It’s that Nordic Viking mythic guy who has played the role of king, warrior, soldier and mercenary, and who has bedded more women than anyone, nearing the last cycle of his life. He knows he’ll be going to Valhalla, and wants to go out with a good battle…”
“…This movie picks up Conan where Arnold is now in his life, and we will be able to use the fact that he has aged in this story. I love the property of Conan so much that I wouldn’t touch it unless we came up with something worthy. We think this is a worthy successor to the original film. Think of this as Conan’s Unforgiven.”
Arnold also spoke about coming back to the role:
“I always loved the Conan character and I’m honored to be asked to step into the role once again. I can’t wait to work with Universal and the great team of Fredrik Malmberg and Chris Morgan to develop the next step of this truly epic story.”