On Tuesday, Variety reported that actress Rose McGowan would be joining the cast of Marcus Nispel’s Conan as “an evil half-human/half-witch.” McGowan’s addition rounds out a solid cast, including Jason Momoa as Conan, Ron Perlman as Conan’s father, and Stephen Lang as the villain Khalar Singh.
While McGowan’s casting is certainly good news for Nispel and crew, one of the immediate questions that came to mind was what it would mean for Robert Rodriguez’s planned remake of Red Sonja. We already knew that the film was delayed based on McGowan’s tweets, but there was hope that Sonja might make a cameo appearance in Conan. Of course, it would seem obvious that if McGowan has joined the cast of Conan, she can’t make a cameo appearance as Red Sonja in the same film.
In order to figure out exactly where Red Sonja is at the moment, MTV sat down with Robert Rodriguez at the South By Southwest Film Festival. Check out the video of Rodriguez’s comments below.
Personally, I’m more excited to see Conan than Red Sonja, and I’m glad that that film will be coming out first. That being said, it would be a shame if Red Sonja didn’t get made at all. Not all movies are ripe for remakes, but whenever you’re dealing with attractive women wielding giant swords, you hope for the best.
What do you think of McGowan’s addition to the cast of Conan and its possible implications for Red Sonja? Which movie would you prefer to see?
Source: Variety and MTV