Belfast Telegraph

Momoa 'not writing Conan sequel'

Jason Momoa will not be writing the sequel to Conan The Barbarian.

The 32-year-old actor, who plays the eponymous hero and who has already written and directed a series of short films, was rumoured to be penning the sequel, but he said: "A lot of people misquoted me. I'm not actually writing the script."

Although he does want a say in what happens in the follow-up.

He said: "But I pretty much now know what I can extract from myself as an actor and what places we want Conan to go emotionally and physically so I have some really great ideas to put in a script."

Jason has his sights on completing a trilogy of films before leaving the barbarian behind.

"As far as heroes go, Conan's amazing. I wouldn't want to do anyone else. I just want to finish off the series, and doing three of these could be great," he added.

The half-Hawaiian, half-Irish actor, who was only a child when the original 1982 film, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, was released, wants to make it clear this remake is entirely different.

"It's a total different style. I'm not here to impress the Arnold fans because you've had that and I don't want to regurgitate a movie that was done 30 years ago," he said.

And he admitted to only watching the original after he finished filming the new 3D adventure, saying: "I just didn't want there to be anything I might copy or use. I wanted my own fresh take on him."

:: Conan The Barbarian 3D is in cinemas now.


From Belfast Telegraph