Stargate star Jason Momoa, who was in the UK to promote his upcoming HBO series Game of Thrones, answered “Oh, yeah” when asked if there was going to be a sequel to his much-talked-about Conan the Barbarian movie that will be released to theaters August 19, according to Blastr.
Blastr was sure to add that the sequel isn’t quite a done deal, since the movie has not yet been released to determine the audience’s acceptance, especially since many Conan fans still envision Arnold Schwarzenneger’s movies as true Conan interpretations. But Momoa was quick to point out that his Conan is not a remake of the earlier films. “I got to see a rough cut, and people are going to be stoked. We’re not remaking anything Arnold did. It’s a totally new story. The same legendary character. We’re taking these tons and tons of great Robert E. Howard stories from the ’30s and combining a couple and bringing it to audiences in a way that’s new and fresh.”
Momoa was the recipient of the CinemaCon 2011 Rising Star Award, given to him last night at the Caesar’s Palace in Las Vagas, because of his break-out, starring role in this new movie.
If you missed the first trailer of Momoa in action, it’s been embedded below.