The new Conan the Barbarian movie, starring Jason Momoa of Stargate Atlantis fame, won't be hitting theaters until later this summer, but its star just revealed that there are ALREADY plans for a sequel.
While in the U.K. to promote HBO's epic fantasy series Game of Thrones (Momoa plays Kahl Drogo), the actor was asked if there were plans down the line for at least one sequel to the upcoming action-fantasy film, which opens Aug. 19.
Momoa's apparently eager response to the question was "Oh, yeah."
"There are sequels to everything. There's a Fast & Furious seven, isn't there? There's like four Pirates of the Caribbean."
Of course, whether the sequel actually gets made will depend largely on the film's box-office gross, as well as—in this day and age—on subsequent DVD and Blu-ray sales.
But while Jason Momoa may be taking over the duties of Arnold Schwarzenneger as everyone's favorite Cimmerian, the Marcus Nispel reboot of the franchise will owe much more to Robert E. Howard's sweeping book saga than the two films Arnie starred in —1982's Conan the Barbarian and 1985's Conan the Destroyer.
Momoa is also enthusiastic about how Conan the Barbarian's shaping up and thinks the fans will be really, really happy about what they'll be seeing in the new movie.
"I got to see a rough cut, and people are going to be stoked. We're not remaking anything Arnold did. It's a totally new story. The same legendary character. We're taking these tons and tons of great Robert E. Howard stories from the '30s and combining a couple and bringing it to audiences in a way that's new and fresh."
Marcus Nispel's Conan the Barbarian also stars Stephen Lang (Avatar), Rachel Nichols (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra), Rose McGowan (Grindhouse) and Ron Perlman (Hellboy).
(via Den of Geek)