‘Conan: The Barbarian’ Sequel will star Arnold Schwarzenegger in a direct sequel.
Once Arnold Schwarzenegger is done working on the Terminator franchise with ‘Terminator Genisys’, he’ll move onto his next feature film franchise as he prepares to return to the Hyborian age in ‘The Legend of Conan’.
According to reports, producer/co-writer Chris Morgan say the new film is not a reboot, but will be a direct sequel to John Milius’ classic fantasy film ‘Conan: The Barbarian,’ according to an interview with :
Our tone is a logical extension of the character established in the 82 film but 30 years later. When we meet him again, Conan has been many things over the course of his life a thief, a warrior, a pirate, a king, a legend and is now an older man. Think Unforgiven with a sword-wielding barbarian.
Milius was a visionary. And a hero of mine. He established a milieu that is stunning and violent and clear incomparable. The goal, the dream, is to live up to his world. To make it worthy. And to expand on it in a truthful way that audiences will embrace. Were very lucky that the architects of this new film the writer, the producers, the studio and most of all, Arnold who is Conan are all first-generation fans who either worked on the film or who came along for the ride, cheering from their theater seats opening night. We plan nothing more than to immerse ourselves in the world Milius envisioned from Robert E. Howards unforgettable stories and Frank Frazettas stunning artwork. I cant give specifics (nobody likes a spoiler!), but know we are honoring the locales, the religions and the traditions of the 82 film.
Our marching orders from the studio were to create a film worthy as a successor to the 1982 film, which was pretty brutal. To Conan its not about fancy sword moves; its about the fastest and most effective way of disposing of your enemy. A dance of death, maybe, at least primal. In my opinion, Conan is beloved because of his political incorrectness. He doesnt think, he just acts. People can relate to the freshness of somebody who doesnt give a damn about civilization in fact, despises it. At the same time he is a magnificent fighter, leader and friend.
Morgan also revealed that at least three actors from ‘Conan: The Barbarian’ will be returning to reprise their roles in ‘Legend of Conan,’ though he wouldn’t say who, and that he is hopeful production can start in the next few months as soon as Schwarzenegger is done promoting ‘Terminator Genisys’.