After years of pre-production nothingness the producers and director Marcus Nispel have finally cast their Conan: Jason Momoa. The actor has previously had roles in Baywatch and Stargate: Atlantis, so this will be his first lead in a movie. According to Deadline Hollywood he beat off competition from New Moon actor Kellan Lutz, and “won over the filmmakers by shooting a few trial scenes that allowed Momoa to wield a sword and behave very Schwarzenegger-like.”
Latino Review also have some potentially cool Conan casting news. Apparently an offer has been sent Mickey Rourke to play Conan’s father, Corin. I have no idea what the character is like, however it’s Mickey Rourke so his badass self will probably be great for the role.
Conan will begin filming in Bulgaria in March, which gives Jason Momoa around 8 weeks to bulk up.