Wait, wasn't Mickey Rourke cast as Conan's daddy? I guess things didn't work out in negotiations because today we have word that the great Ron Perlman has officially been cast as the father of Conan, Corin. Perlman will replace Rourke in the role.
This casting seems to make a lot more sense for the film they are developing because from the way the movie is been shaping up, this Conan Reboot is going to be a big budget B movie with a bunch of B movie actors. Ron Perlman is awesome though, and as of right now he's the only reason I have any interest in watching this movie.
Lionsgate will start shooting the remake of the 1982 classic Conan the Barbarian in Bulgaria later this month. Marcus Nispel (Friday the 13th) is directing the film in which they cast a pretty weak sauce Conan, a Hawaiian male model by the name of Jason Momoa. It should be interesting to find out how an Irish Catholic ended up with a Hawaiian son.
What are your thoughts on Perlman being cast in Conan?