Since I was first exposed to Conan in cinematic form by Arnold Schwarzenegger and John Milius in 1982’s Conan the Barbarian, that version has been by definitive on screen incarnation of Robert E. Howard’s character. Now, with the reboot of the franchise well underway and a new actor taking on the role, I may need to get used to a whole new version.
Previously, we brought you news of the new actor, Jason Momoa, and some other info from the film. Now, we’ve got another more “official” look at Momoa as Conan in this new photo from the Nu Boyana Film Studios site.
Although it’s just one pic he does look a lot like Conan, especially as envisioned by Frank Frazetta in many of his iconic paintings. Momoa seems to have the look of a true Cimmerian and I, for one, am going to give him a chance to supplant Arnold’s portrayal as my favorite.
The Lionsgate release of Conan, under the direction of Marcus Nispel, in addition to Moma features Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lang, Bob Sapp, Leo Howard, Ron Perlman, Said Taghmaoui and Rose McGowan. Look for it to hit theaters sometime in 2011.
Check out a larger pic of Momoa as Conan after the break.