I can’t say I have a big problem with the Twilight franchise, because for the most part, it doesn’t affect me. If people enjoy reading the books and watching the movies, then good for them! That’s their business. But when the Twilight phenomenon starts spilling over into other franchises, potentially ones that I have some interest in, that’s when I start to get a little annoyed by the whole thing. Case in point: one of the frontrunners to play Conan in the upcoming Marcus Nispel reboot, is none other than Kellan Lutz aka Emmett Cullen.
From what I know of the 24-year-old actor, he doesn’t seem to have the right size or stature to step into Arnold Schwarzenegger’s shoes. He’s also pretty damn young, but I believe the script focuses on Conan in his 20s to early 30s. Fortunately, there are a couple of other actors under consideration, one of which is Jason Momoa, who plays Ronon Dex on Stargate: Atlantis, and also has a role in HBO’s upcoming adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones. An unnamed third actor is supposedly in the running as well, someone said to be a more familiar name. A decision will need to be made soon since production is scheduled to start on March 15th in Bulgaria. What do you think about these choices? Who would you like to see play the new Conan?