At the Expendables 2 panel at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, an Arnold fan dressed as a barbarian asked the Governator to announce there that he would be making King Conan: Crown of Iron. That was a movie where he would’ve reunited with the director of the original Conan: The Barbarian and told the story of the older Conan shown a the end of that movie. Geeks have been dreaming of that movie for thirty years, and now it’ll actually be happening; although in a slightly different form.
Universal is now making a direct sequel to the original 1982 Conan: The Barbarian and pretending that Destroyer and the recent Conan didn’t happen:
“Robert E. Howard’s mythology and some great philosophy from Nietzsche to Atilla the Hun was layered in the original film. People say, he didn’t speak for the first 20 minutes of the film, but that was calculated in depicting this man who takes control of life with his own hand. This movie picks up Conan where Arnold is now in his life, and we will be able to use the fact that he has aged in this story. I love the property of Conan so much that I wouldn’t touch it unless we came up with something worthy. We think this is a worthy successor to the original film. Think of this as Conan’s Unforgiven.”
And yes, Arnold is coming back.