EXCLUSIVE: Jason Momoa Writing a ‘Conan’ Sequel
We've got some great interviews with the cast and crew of Conan the Barbarian coming up for you in the next week or so, but we couldn't wait to drop this little bit of news from Conan himself, Jason Momoa, who says he's writing a script for the sequel, provided of course that audiences come out for the first one. Time will tell if Momoa's story or script are actually utilized for Conan 2 – whatever it may be called – but until then he dropped some hints of what's coming next if he has his way. Here's a preview:
CRAVE Online: Are you signed on to do another [Conan]?
Jason Momoa: I am, as long as people go out and watch [the first one], you know what I mean?
CRAVE Online: Yeah. Is there a story you'd like to do for the next movie?
Jason Momoa: I wrote it.
CRAVE Online: Did you really?
Jason Momoa: Yeah, so we're waiting to see if they'll accept it.
CRAVE Online: Is it original or did you adapt it from something?
Jason Momoa: It will mostly be… It's character-adapted, because I really want to get into more of the mythical creatures, you know?
CRAVE Online: Oh yeah.
Jason Momoa: We wanted to go there [in the first one], but having Clash of the Titans, and coming out against that, we wanted to put the budget into some other things. We just couldn't hit… We couldn't get to that level with […] the visual effects and stuff. […] I don't want to give anything away, but we already have our Conan, really it's about the villain, what that villain is going to extract from Conan, and where as an actor I want to go with Conan. You know, no one's going to know what I want to do better than me.
CRAVE Online: Touche!
Jason Momoa: Exactly. […] We want to incorporate three different things, because obviously you don't just want to do the [existing] story, because the fans already know it. You want to keep them on their toes. So, I think we have a good lock on it. Also, I feel it's beautiful… How many actors get to go in there and go, "I'm part of the writing process?" and care that much about the character, because he is a fan himself? It's great. You know some people go like, "It's great, I'm going to be in my trailer." I want to @#$%ing make a great Conan movie.
CRAVE Online will return with more Conan news as soon as we uncover the mystery of steel.