Back in January we learned that beefy actor Jason Momoa (Baywatch, Stargate: Atlantis) won the title role as Conan the Barbarian in the upcoming remake of the Conan movie franchise and in March we learned that Rose McGowan (Scream, Charmed) has been cast as the female lead in the film. Today we get our first look at Momoa on the set of Conan the Barbarian as Conan himself … behold:
[B]ehind the scenes pictures from the production of “Conan” have … been found, giving a look at Jason Momoa as the titular character. The lead actor is featured shirtless in one photo and is seen riding a horse in another shot. Other images additionally give a look at the shooting process in which several men ride horses and a King Kong is put in a cage … “Conan” … will center its story on iconic figure Conan the Cimmerian and his adventures across the continent of Hyboria. Rachel Nichols, Rose McGowan and Ron Perlman join Jason Momoa in the cast ensemble, with Marcus Nispel serving behind the lens for the 2011 movie.
I have to say, I was pretty bummed that Momoa won the role of Conan over Kellan Lutz (who was also in the running for the part) but I take comfort that he does look the part in these photos. Even tho these set pics are a bit grainy, they do give us a pretty good peek at what the new Conan the Barbarian will look like. THIS fan forum site has a few more photos snapped on the Conan set, so fans might want to check ‘em out. We are still a long way from knowing if Jason Momoa will be able to step into (now California Governor) Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s shoes (the original Conan) but it does appear that he’s got the look down. Does this guy look Barbarian enough for you?