Last week we reported that Lionsgate and Paradox were nearing a decision for the casting of their upcoming Conan reboot. They had supposedly narrowed down the choices to three options: Kellan Lutz (Twilight), Jason Momoa (Stargate: Atlantis), and a third, more well-known actor. Today we have learned who that mysterious third actor was, but more importantly… we also know who actually got the role!
According to Latino Review, the third man who auditioned for the role of Conan the Barbarian was Jared Padalecki of Supernatural fame. He had also starred in the Friday the 13th remake, which means he had history with director Marcus Nispel. Fortunately, he did not get the gig. As confirmed by Deadline Hollywood and Variety, the new Conan will be Jason Momoa!
Although I have no knowledge of Momoa’s acting ability, he definitely seems to be the best fit from a physical point of view. What do you think, will Momoa be able to erase memories of Arnold Schwarzenegger in one of his most iconic roles? Did Lionsgate and Marcus Nispel make the best choice of the three? And are you looking forward to this new Conan movie?