'The Legend of Conan' Will Be a Sequel to 'Conan the Barbarian'
Published May 26, 2015Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to revive his most famous role this summer with a part in Terminator: Genisys, but that's not the only one of his characters he's set to revisit. The long awaited Legend of Conan will see Arnie return to his titular role as the beloved barbarian.
In a new interview with TheArnoldFans.com (which is obviously our web browser's homepage), Legend of Conan producer Fredrik Malmberg and producer/writer Chris Morgan opened up about the forthcoming film.
They noted that Legend of Conan is not a reboot or remake, but a direct sequel to 1982's Conan the Barbarian. Morgan said that at least three characters from the original will appear in the forthcoming film.
When asked if it'd be lighthearted in tone, Malmberg said, "CROM! No. 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."
Arnie himself also added a lengthy statement:
It is the greatest honor to be 67 years old and to still be asked to come back into all those franchises. Whether it is the Terminator movie or it is now Conan, it is fantastic! As a matter of fact, when I get back to Los Angeles, I'll be getting the final script and then I will see it for the first time. But with Universal Pictures, I've tried to convince them now for 20 years to go back and continue with the Conan series and they were not as enthusiastic as I was. But then later, new management came in at Universal and they saw it entirely differently. They came to me right away and said they want to pick up the Conan series and to look at some writers and let's get going on that. So we've been working on Conan and I'm really excited to be working on this – to do another Conan movie and hopefully it will be soon!
Though it's unclear when it will open, we know that Arnie's new Conan movie is definitely on the way. Here's hoping these sequels are successful, and inspire the actor to revisit his greatest accomplishment of all — 1990's Kindergarten Cop.
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