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Former Baywatch star is Conan the Barbarian

by Brad Trechak, posted Jan 22nd 2010 10:00AM
Conan the BarbarianYes, I know what you're thinking... David Hasselhoff, right? No, I'm sorry. That is incorrect. The actor playing the title role in the upcoming Conan the Barbarian remake is television actor Jason Momoa, best known for his roles on Baywatch Hawaii and Stargate Atlantis.

If Momoa's most visible roles involve a franchise name followed by a location, then perhaps a better title for the flick would be Conan the Barbarian: Middle Earth. Even better, they could have Conan the Barbarian: New Jersey. I'm just saying.

Mind you, there have been rumors for years about a remake or continuation of the Conan movies. If I recall correctly, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was attached to the lead role at one point.

One can only wonder if the recent controversy surrounding another guy named Conan sparked this particular announcement at this time. Or maybe, as Doc Brown says, it could just be an amazing coincidence.

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tggrsmommy

OK this guy's pic on his site looks like a doped up loser! WOW is he scary looking! Hope he looks better as Conan, otherwise, this movie is going to be a flop! I've never heard of him or seen him. I hated Baywatch.

January 24 2010 at 7:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dstnly2000

Are you kidding me, that guy as Conan? Yeah right, isn't Conan supposed to be huge. Come on, whoever casted this guy should be fired. If they are going to remake Conan, don't use some no name chump

January 24 2010 at 6:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Steven Mark Pilling

My vote would have been for Brock Lasnar.

January 24 2010 at 5:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Gordon

I'd have MUCH preferred Dwayne Johnson; he, like Arnold, looks the part and he has the advantage of also being able to sorta act. Plus, Momoa will really have to pack on some serious pounds to not look like some sort of lame 1960s TV series Conan!

January 24 2010 at 5:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Kate

YES!!! This is exactly what I hoped for when I saw the title! Jason Momoa would be great at this - it wouldn't be terribly different from his role on "Stargate: Atlantis" as Ronan Dex (derisively referred to as Conan by the character McKay). I've had no interest in this before, but I might just see it now!

January 24 2010 at 4:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
John F.C. Taylor

I watched Stargate: Atlantis. Which character was Momoa? Dwayne Johnson would have made a good choice.

January 24 2010 at 4:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Nancy W

He was Ronan. Ironically, Rodney McKay once referred to him as "Conan."

January 24 2010 at 5:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Anti - V

If Andy Dick takes viagra, does his whole body get hard.?

January 24 2010 at 3:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Anti - V

Andy Dick should get the part.

January 24 2010 at 3:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Anti - V

How about the Pee Wee Herman guy?

January 24 2010 at 3:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Anti - V

Danny Devito would make a great "Conan".

January 24 2010 at 3:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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