Arnold Schwarzenegger Confirmed Conan Sequel Is Happening, Here’s What He Said.

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Universal had cancelled The Legend of Conan which may have had actor Arnold Schwarzenegger reprising the role from the 1982 classic. Also known as King Conan, this film had been believed to be dead. Schwarzenegger seems to confirm that this is not true.

The actor had been at Cannes last year for the promotion of his documentary. But this talk had turned to the impending slate and included the Terminator reboot which James Cameron was producing and the Twins sequel, Triplets.

King Conan was waxed over, but the actor had stopped short for an update:

“It’s being rewritten…the idea is to do it.”

What we do not know is if the sequel is at Universal. Arnold was teasing the film ever since 2012, which is not very long back in Hollywood years.

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Arnold had first played this role in John Milius directed 1982 adaptation of Robert E. Howard’s creation, and in 1984, he had returned in Conan the Destroyer. Legend of Conan was supposed to bring back Arnold and Conan back to its R-rated roots.

The very first attempt at a 3rd sequel had not materialized before Arnold had become the Governor of California. This had eventually resulted in a reboot from Lionsgate, which had starred Jason Momoa as the Barbarian.

Legend of Conan has not happened because of the lack of trying. So many writers have tried to tackle this screenplay including Will Beall, who has been credited for co-writing Aquaman.

Chris Morgan had also swung for the fences to pen the script but it never really came to fruition.

Chris Morgan had delivered a death blow to King Conan last year and he said this:

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“Not so much. At the end of the day, the studio decided that they weren’t gonna make that. I gotta say, it’s honestly a heartbreak. I love that first movie so much, it’s one of my favorite movies. We had Will Beall do a draft on [the Legend of Conan script]. He killed it.”

The writer then revealed what this film movie would have been about:

“Our take was Conan, 30 years later, a story like the Clint Eastwood Unforgiven. It was so awesome. Ultimately, the budget was big, the studio was not really sure of the title, and the relevance in the marketplace. They ended up letting it go. I think they’re gonna look to do a TV show or something with it. But just to be associated with it, pitch it to Arnold, have him get so excited, there was a moment of magic for me, personally [laughs]. You never know, down the road we may revisit!”