Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to reprise his famous role of Conan the Barbarian for "The Legend of Conan" which is supposed to be released in 2014.
After leaving a life of film, Arnold Schwarzenegger went into politics as the Republican Governor of California. After leaving politics, Schwarzenegger enters the limelight again by reentering the world of acting. One of his recent film appearances was in “The Expendables 2.” Schwarzenegger's breakthrough role that cast him into the spotlight was the role of Conan in “Conan the Barbarian;” though, not the 2011 version.
Universal wants to revive the franchise anew with a new film called “The Legend of Conan.” Schwarzenegger is set to reprise his role as Conan the Barbarian. This is to take place right after the ending of the original movie. In this respect, it's sequel, “Conan the Destroyer” and the 2011 remake do not matter and will have nothing to do with The Legend of Conan. This film is set to be produced by Fredrik Malmberg and Chris Morgan.
So far, this could be good for both Schwarzenegger and the Conan franchise. For Schwarzenegger, this is a major role due to reprising his famous role. As for the Conan franchise, a reboot with Schwarzenegger seems to be a good idea since the 2011 version, starring Jason Mamoa, got a “rotten rating” on Rotten Tomatoes.
Universal is aiming to release The Legend of Conan in 2014.
This could be an opportunity for Schwarzenegger due to the past events that have transpired such as his recent divorce from Maria Shriver, the recent interview on “60 Minutes” in regards to same-sex marriage, and weak sales of his memoir called “Total Recall.”
Until The Legend of Conan is produced and released to theaters, you can see Schwarzenegger in upcoming films “The Last Stand,” “The Tomb,” and “Ten.” The Tomb is the third film in which Schwarzenegger will be sharing the screen with fellow action star Sylvester Stallone. According to Schwarzenegger's IMDb profile, he is currently filming for Ten.