From arrogant swordsman to cunning rogue, there are many ways that one could describe Conan — the impossibly muscled warrior, not the redheaded talk show host — but it appears that his status as a barbarian is still the favorite descriptor.
Superhero Hype reports that the forthcoming "Conan" reboot has changed its title to "Conan the Barbarian," reflecting the original title of the Arnold Schwarzenegger-starring adaptation. It's a small change for some, sure, but for longtime fans of the property and character, it's a step into previously conquered ground.
"Conan the Barbarian" stars Jason Mamoa as the titular hero, a Cimmerian warrior who vows vengeance upon the nefarious Khalar Singh (Stephen Lang) following the murder of his parents. Ron Perlman co-stars as Conan's father Corin, while Rachel Nichols plays the lead female character Tamara and Rose McGowan occupies the role of an evil witch.
Several production photos from "Conan" have already appeared online, most of them centering on Mamoa as the fearless barbarian. Lang has praised the film's star as "a stud," saying that it "took all my wolf-like wiles to kick his ass" during the movie's many action sequences.
Regarding the film's tone, Lang previously told MTV News: "I think it's in the spirit of [Robert E. Howard's original stories] ... It's got the same kind of lurid quality. The purple prose of Robert E. Howard is really being translated to the screen."
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