For the past few years, Arnold Schwarzenegger has been talking about a potential return as Conan the Barbarian for a follow-up to his breakthrough role with The Legend of Conan.
Well, now that the Terminator franchise is dead and buried for the foreseeable future, it looks like Arnie is finally gearing up for a return to the Hyborian Age, with the action icon revealing a few details to The Arnold Fans, including a new title.
“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. So that story WILL be told and that movie WILL be done. As a matter of fact, it has been written and we are now looking for directors so this is a serious drive.
As it happens, Conan the Conqueror is the title of a planned 1987 follow-up to Conan the Destroyer; with Arnold committed to Predator and his contract with producer Dino De Laurentiis expiring, the project was eventually reworked into the 1997 film Kull the Conqueror, with Kevin Sorbo starring in the lead role.