Arnold Schwarzenegger will be back later this year in Tim Miller’s Terminator: Dark Fate, but will the legendary action star ever reprise the role he played in 1982’s Conan the Barbarian and 1984’s Conan the Destroyer? Over the years, Arnold has promised that a decades-later sequel would eventually be happening, and it seems his interest has not waned.
Today on Twitter, Schwarzenegger uploaded a short video to promote a new Conan comic book, noting at the end: “It’s a movie that I’ve wanted to do for a long time. Let’s do it.”
Arnold is clearly referring to a new Conan movie here, a proposed project that has had the titles The Legend of Conan and Conan the Conqueror over the years. As recently as 2016, Arnold had noted that the script had been written and the hunt for a director was on.
He described the film’s plot at the time, “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.”
Such a project would force the franchise to disregard its 2011 reboot and return to the original continuity, which is something that is becoming a huge trend in Hollywood.
Jason Momoa played Conan in the 2011 film.
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) February 11, 2019