Jason Momoa is Conan!

Stargate actor is the new barbarian...


Last week we reported that there were three be-muscled actors all up for the role of Conan in the new Conan the Barbarian film.

Those contenders were Jason Momoa from Stargate: Atlantis, Kellan Lutz from Twilight and a mystery third beefcake who was revealed to be Supernatural giant Jared Padalecki.

Well, the contest is over (we don't know if there was a medieval battle involved), and we have a victor.

Yep, it’s Momoa.

Despite reports that Lionsgate were keen for a more “experienced actor”, Momoa seems to have won them over. Apparently his screen test was better than anybody else’s.

Additionally, we hear that Lionsgate have “extended an offer” to Mickey Rourke to play Conan’s father. No confirmation either way yet, but interesting nonetheless.

If you want a chance to check of the new Conan’s chops before making a decision on his casting, you can catch Momoa in new HBO drama Game of Thrones later this year.

Good choice? Prefer Padalecki? Voice your thoughts down yonder...


    • weejok

      Jan 22nd 2010, 10:10

      He's not exactly Arnie is he! As for Jared Padalecki playing Conan, that guys like a beanpole!

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    • chrisb1983

      Jan 22nd 2010, 10:13

      He basically played Conan for 4 years on Stargate Atlantis anyway! Good choice

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    • dwaynerobinson

      Jan 22nd 2010, 11:28

      I personally don't think any of them could play a great conan, admitedly the guy who's been chosen is marginaly better than the others. It doesn't matter anyway because no one will ever fill arnie's shoes and i personally don't even think they should make another one.

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    • Ali1748

      Jan 22nd 2010, 12:26

      I'll give Jason a chance. As for Kellan Lutz being on the list that's just disturbing.

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    • ChrisWootton

      Jan 22nd 2010, 14:13

      I haven't (and i can imagine there are others) ever heard of these TV people. The whole thing fills a little Kull the Conqueror/the Scorpion King/Xena Warrior princess.... Great for the tele but good enough to break the bank at the box office?

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    • sapperwilde8976

      Jan 22nd 2010, 15:39

      I agree with chrisb1983. He was cool on stargate, he seems a good choice to me and not just because im a stargate fan. Star Trek had a lot of unknowns and that did well. Lets just see what happens.

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    • hood65

      Jan 23rd 2010, 12:05

      Is he going to bulk up for this? After all Conan should be built like a brick s**thouse.

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