Schwarzenegger reveals name of next Conan sequel
With Terminator sequels terminated, Arnold Schwarzenegger has turned to another of his movie franchises for resurrection. Who’s ready for Conan the Conqueror?
It turns out Schwarzenegger has plans to play Conan one more time. A script was already ready for a project called The Legend of Conan, according to Screenrant.com, but at a recent fan convention, the actor provided news of the film’s name change and plot.
“Conan the Conqueror, where I’m sitting on the throne for years and years – decades, and then all of the sudden, the time comes when they want to overthrow me,” he said. “So that story WILL be told and that movie WILL be done.”
Schwarzenegger further revealed the new movie would be a direct sequel to the original 1982 film and largely skip any of the plot points of 1984 followup Conan the Destroyer. There were plans back in the late ‘80s to make Conan the Conqueror then, but Schwarzenegger decided to film Predator instead, Screenrant says. The next steps for the sequel is finding a director, a task the actor is already working on.
The ‘80s film, as we all know from our homework, follows a young warrior who sets out to seek avenge the death of his parents. After many wars and quests, he becomes a king in his own right. Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones and Max von Sydow starred in that cult classic.