Jason Momoa Wrote Himself a Conan the Barbarian Sequel
08.07.11 by Ryan
Director Marcus Nispel's upcoming Conan reboot, Conan: The Barbarian, has yet to reach theaters, but if star Jason Momoa has his way, there will be a sequel, since the Game of Thrones actor has already written one.
"I wrote [a sequel]," Momoa admitted during an interview with CraveOnline. "We're waiting to see if they'll accept it."
Of course, Momoa says a sequel depends on whether "people go out and watch [the first one]," but revealed that his sequel script will be "character-adapted" and will focus more on "the mythical creatures," something that the reboot wanted to have more of but couldn't.
We wanted to go there [in the first one], but having Clash of the Titans, and coming out against that, we wanted to put the budget into some other things. We just couldn't hit... We couldn't get to that level with... the visual effects and stuff. I don't want to give anything away, but we already have our Conan, really it's about the villain, what that villain is going to extract from Conan, and where as an actor I want to go with Conan. You know, no one's going to know what I want to do better than me.
We want to incorporate three different things, because obviously you don't just want to do the [existing] story, because the fans already know it. You want to keep them on their toes. So, I think we have a good lock on it. Also, I feel it's beautiful... How many actors get to go in there and go, "I'm part of the writing process?" and care that much about the character, because he is a fan himself? It's great. You know some people go like, "It's great, I'm going to be in my trailer." I want to @#$%ing make a great Conan movie.
On Aug. 19, audiences will find out if Momoa and Nispel have made a "great Conan movie" that deserves a second installment.
Based on author Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery character, Conan the Barbarian was adapted by screenwriters Joshua Oppenheimer and Thomas Dean Donnelly, with rewrites by Sean Hood. Momoa leads a cast that includes Ron Perlman as Conan's father Corin, Leo Howard as the young Conan, Stephen Lang as the villainous warlord Khalar Zym, Rose McGowan as the witch Marique, Rachel Nichols as Conan's love interest, Tamara, Saïd Taghmaoui as the thief Ela-Shan and Bob Sapp as Khalar Zym's lieutenant, Ukafa.