Hawaiian hunk and the actor who played Chewy/Ronon Dex the Wraith-kicking warrior in Stargate Atlantis has landed the role to play Conan the Barbarian in the forthcoming Lionsgate film.
The news filters into our awareness via Deadline who have the scoop and who claim that Momoa landed the role by shooting a number of trial scenes in which Momoa got to wield a badass sword and act all Schwarznegger.
But is he Schwarznegger?
The original, written, Conan by Robert E. Howard portrayed the barbarian not just as a muscle bound fighter but as a shrewd and smart thinker.
Personally, I think Momoa actually pulls that off – I think he looks intelligent; I think it’s the expressive eyebrows! I’m well aware that loads of bloggers disagree. They wanted another uber-hulk; another Scwarznegger.
Keep in mind that he beat off Kellan Lutz (who appeared in some film called ‘Twilight’) for the role. What do you think? Can he do it? Who would be better?