We haven’t been hearing much about the upcoming Arnold Schwarzenegger (‘Terminator: Genesis‘,’Maggie‘) ‘King Conan: The Legend of Conan‘ project, but what I can tell you even before this preview image hit is that I want to see it. I may be a glutton for punishment, but this would be the ultimate comeback story for not only the Conan universe but for Schwarzenegger himself who has yet to make any real waves since returning to the big screen from being The Governator.
The film hasn’t begun shooting yet but this promo poster was put together for Cannes so Schwarzenegger had to at least partially get into the look he’ll be sporting in the film. I love the greyed hair of the seasoned warrior and to know he’ll still be rocking his classic sword is a big plus. I just hope they do the old warrior justice and either have this the beginning of a new series or have him go out in style at the very end. No more cliffhangers that give us another return to the character when Schwarzenegger is pushing 100, please.
Honestly I’m really digging this look. I know it’d be better if Schwarzenegger started taking new roles that could pick up his career again, but I think this is a franchise that could really make a great comeback with the right factors. When you parallel the old warrior king with the old actor, and if they play it out properly on screen, it could be a fun movie to watch. Hopefully we’ll get some actual plot details soon so we know more of what to expect.
Are you excited for the new ‘Conan’ film? Do you think Schwarzenegger is still on his game or is he just trying to capitalize off his past successes since many of his upcoming films are returns to previous roles? Share your thoughts below!
King Conan: The Legend of Conan is tentatively set to open in December 2015.