Stephen Lang Talks ‘Conan’ & Khalar Singh’s Awesome Weapon

Published 5 years ago by , Updated July 17th, 2013 at 11:57 pm,

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Fanboys may have just hit the aging action star jackpot with The Expendables, but for my money nobody brings the action harder than 58-year-old Stephen Lang. From his portrayal of the fierce Colonel Quaritch in the mega-blockbuster Avatar to his upcoming performance as the vicious Khalar Singh in Conan, Lang can take on tough guy roles like few other actors his age.

In a recent interview with MTV, Lang talked about his character in Conan and how he got to wield a pretty awesome weapon. Lang also mentioned how he got to kick Jason Momoa’s ass “for almost two hours.”

Lang described his weapon as “very cool and difficult to master.”

“[The weapon is] a double-bladed parallel scimitar which can do all kinds of things, can break apart and can turn into a scythe. It requires tremendous dexterity and deftness and agility to handle it, none of which I’ve mastered!”

Lang went on to say that, while the photos of Jason Momoa make Conan look pretty ferocious, Singh is going to look pretty deadly himself.

“I wanted him to be like a knife. I wanted him, in profile, to almost disappear if possible. I actually have some photos that I am forbidden to show right now.”

To watch MTV’s full interview with Lang, check out the video below.

Like I said at the top of the article, few guys his age can bring the thunder quite as impressively as Stephen Lang. More than his physical abilities, however, I’ve always been impressed by Lang’s positive attitude. Whenever he talks about his movies, he seems like he’s having so much fun. It definitely makes me more interested in seeing Conan, which means Lang is doing his job.

We’ll keep our eyes open for the first photos of Lang in Conan. The film, which also co-stars Ron PerlmanRose McGowan, and Rachel Nichols hits theaters (in 3D and 2D) on August 19, 2011.

Source: MTV

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  1. Stephen Lang was GREAT in Avatar!! He was Colonel BADA**!!! I hope he brings that to Conan-I will go!!

  2. he reeks of pure awesomeness

  3. I agree with the prior two comments… like the guys style.

  4. He’s always been a great character actor who is getting his due. Just before Avatar- Public Enemies and Men Who Stare At Goats.

    And if anyone at Fox doing an X-Men type film wonders who could pull off Cable, they would not have to look far.

    Even David Abrams (Lang’s role in the 80s series Crime Story) had his inner tough guy moments. Think I’m joking? His character landed Pam Grier!

    • been following him since the late 80′s

    • I agree, Lang would fit perfectly as Cable. Wow.

      • Yes, I agree completely.

  5. Wait a minute!!!!

    @Darren, Lang was in Crime Story???????

    • His appearance in last year’s Public Enemies was just one of several times he had worked with Michael Mann, in whole or in part.

      - Joe the war vet/guidance counselor/pre-Jeff Probst/martial arts dude in 1986′s “Band Of The Hand”

      - Freddie Lounds in “Manhunter”

      - Defense Lawyer turned Special prosecutor Dave abrams in ‘Crime Story’.

  6. @ Darren, WOW, good call for lang as Cable!

    • yeah he could pull off cable well

  7. Yes indeed .. he has the attitude for cable.. sad that the whole X-franchise has been reduced to the excrement that they trying to push off as X-men which it is not .

    • So true. :-(

      Does X-Force have enough brand recognition to carry a Cable and X-Force type movie?

      If Marvel haven’t sold the rights to those characters then… but if Fox has them then we don’t want them touching it.

  8. @Darren, holycrahg

    I didn’t recognise him as the skinney lawyer from Crime Story,,, wow man this guy really hit the gym.

  9. i think im gonna watch Tombstone again, his Ike Clanton was pretty funny to watch. he’d sure changed a lot over the years since i first saw him in Band of the Hand