Awesome New ‘Conan’ Images

Published 5 years ago by , Updated November 12th, 2010 at 10:52 am,

Conan Awesome New Conan Images

Last month we got our first official look at Jason Momoa as Conan in director Marcus Nispel’s forthcoming reboot.

If that image didn’t sell any wary Conan fans about the new incarnation of the iconic barbarian, the next set of probably will. It’s looking more and more like Momoa was a great choice after-all.

The images come courtesy of the official Conan Facebook Page and showcase Momoa looking tough-as-nails on set.

The first screen shows Conan staring ahead, probably two seconds before dismembering some unlucky minion. The character looks intimidating as ever. The second images showcases Momoa’s dexterity as an actor – riding a horse, holding a giant sword, and managing to still look cool.

Who said that production images of shirtless-actor can’t still look badass?  Maybe it was the same person coaching Jacob in The Twilight Saga?

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Replacing Arnold Schwarzenegger in the title-role was always going to be tough – but going by what we’ve seen so far, Momoa has more than adequately taken up the mantle. I certainly wouldn’t want to go toe-to-toe with him, particularly looking at that first image. I wonder whose done what to make Conan (or Momoa) so angry?

Whoever it was, things are not likely to end well for them.

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That said, I’m still a bit wary about the new Conan film, not due to the casting of Jason Momoa, but because of the director. Nispel hasn’t exactly proven his worth with his previous remakes of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Friday the 13th – nor with the rather bland and boring Pathfinder (which aimed for the same demographic as Conan).

I’m still willing to give Nispel the benefit of the doubt – but I would have rather seen a director who has proven they can handle this type of film (although definitely not Brett Ratner).

Conan stars Jason Momoa, Ron Perlman, Rose McGowan, Rachel Nichols and Stephen Lang. The film sword swipes its way into theaters (in 2D and 3D) on August 19, 2011.

Source: Conan Facebook Page

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  1. Arnold is not going to play Conan’s father in this movie. Conan’s father is played by Ron Pearlman. I don’t think he will make a cameo in this movie and I also am worried about the story and plot. Nispil is not a well known director but his TCM movie did have some good grit to it, so lets hope that he can bring some of that grit to Conan.

  2. When I think of what Conan should look like I think of the late Frank Frazetta painting that just sold for 1,500,000 last week. Justan Bethancourt could of sold me on going to this movie for sure. A runner up for the part.

  3. I love the original Conan movies, Arnie really made it awesome, I think the gloss of todays movie making will not be very appealing to me.

  4. The actor looks right but isn’t no where as developed physically as he should be.