Jason Momoa Is Conan the Barbarian, Mickey Rourke Rumored for His Father
01.22.10 by REELZ
The search is over! According to Deadline Hollywood, Jason Momoa (Stargate Atlantis) has been chosen to play Conan in Marcus Nispel's reboot of Robert E. Howard's original Conan the Barbarian franchise.
Momoa participated in a few trial scenes, during which he wielded a sword. Apparently, that's what convinvced Nispel that Momoa could follow in Arnold Schwarzenegger's footsteps. The announcement is welcome news for the producers, as Conan is scheduled to begin production on March 15 in Bulgaria. Any further delays in casting might have proved costly to the project.
Apparently the role of Corin, Conan's father, has been offered to Mickey Rourke, according to Latino Review. The news, however, is not confirmed. The look and physique of Rourke's character in The Wrestler certainly makes the rumor seem plausible...
In the meantime, check out this spoof image of Coco the Barbarian.