By Crom! Arnold Schwarzenegger back as Conan? That’s what in the pipeline as it has been reported that Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed on to return to the role that first made him a star; Conan the Barbarian.
The new Conan film will be titled “The Legend of Conan” and is supposed to be a sequel to 1982's Conan the Barbarian. According to the reports I read so far, the producers intend to pretend Conan the Destroyer (the first sequel) and the Conan reboot in 2011 never happened.
Now I have no problem with Schwarzenegger being back as Conan (despite his age) but pretending the other 2 films did not happen is just looking for trouble. These films are out there, so thinking fans will just accept that they never happen is just insulting our intelligence. This is especially so when the same actors appear in Conan the Destroyer as in the original 1982 version. That’s just stupid.
I can understand if they want to pretend the 2011 version did not happen. Though I thought Jason Momoa did a good job as Conan (as well as the clucky script allowed), the film was filmed about 30 years after the original so fans can accept that, but not for Conan the Destroyer. Destroyer was a sequel and pretending otherwise is a stupid move.