Arnold Schwarzenegger is officially reprising his role as Conan the Barbarian, and not in a reboot.
The 67-year-old actor was first said to return to the sword-wielding character back in 2010 for the reboot "The Legend of Conan," but now the new film's producer and co-writer Chris Morgan confirms it will be a direct sequel to the original 1982 movie, "Conan the Barbarian." The new film will skip over Schwarzenegger's "Conan the Destroyer" and Jason Momoa's 2011 stand-alone "Conan" film, and depict the character 30 years later following John Milius' original film.
"When we meet him again, Conan has been many things over the course of his life -- a thief, a warrior, a pirate, a king, a legend -- and is now an older man," Morgan told fan site The Arnold Fans. Morgan also teased that at least three characters from the 1982 movie will return in "Legend."
Fredrik Malmberg, "Legend" producer, also hinted that the new movie will be pretty violent. "Our marching orders from the studio were to create a film worthy as a successor to the 1982 film, which was pretty brutal," he told the fan site. We can definitely expect to see the Governator in some epic fight scenes, which he's really excited about.
"It is the greatest honor to be 67 years old and to still be asked to come back into all those franchises," Schwarzenegger told The Arnold Fans. "I'm really excited to be working on this –- to do another Conan movie, and hopefully it will be soon!" The actor is also returning in "Terminator Genisys" this summer and is in talks for an upcoming "Twins" reboot, "Triplets," which has already been written by Josh Gad.
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