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Schwarzenegger returning for Conan sequel … or reboot … or something

Posted by on October 25, 2012 – 8:21 pm

[media-credit name="Conan the Barbarian promo image by Renato Casaro" align="alignleft" width="150"]Conan the Barbarian promo image by Renato Casaro[/media-credit]Deadline reports that Arnold Schwarzenneger is returning to the role that made him an action star in The Legend of Conan. It sounds like the film will be a direct follow-up to 1982′s Conan the Barbarian and totally ignore the 1984 sequel, Conan the Destroyer — not to mention 2011′s reboot starring Stargate Atlantis strongman Jason Momoa.

But the new film, featuring a Conan that has aged in real time, may be less sequel than reboot itself. Either way, The Legend of Conan sort of revives a hoped-for return to the role by Schwarzenegger earlier this decade for the abandoned project King Conan. Maybe.

How does this barbaric development make you feel?

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