Badass New Photo of Jason Momoa as Marcus Nispel's Conan
Holy crap! Each new photo we see of Jason Momoa starring in the Marcus Nispel directed Conan movie looks more epic than the last! The first one was pretty tame, a second one we posted on twitter got crazier, and now we've got this mega-epic power-photo today. It comes from Uruloki (via SlashFilm) and is about as heavily Photoshopped as every page of Cosmo, but damn if it doesn't look cool. I'm wondering if the recent appearance of all these photos means that Lionsgate may be starting up their marketing for this and maybe we'll see a trailer (and a release date) soon. Either way, we'll let you know, but for now check this out below!
In addition to Momoa, Conan stars Ron Perlman as Corin, Stephen Lang as Khalar Zym, Rachel Nichols as Tamara, Rose McGowan as Marique (instead of Red Sonja?) and Saïd Taghmaoui. This is being directed by Marcus Nispel of the Friday the 13th remake, that atrocity Pathfinder, the other Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake, and a bunch of music videos. It's a Nu Image / Millennium Films production co-produced by Avi Lerner and Joe Gatta and was based on the classic Robert E. Howard characters which first debuted in 1932 in Weird Tales. Lionsgate is bringing Conan to theaters sometime in 2011, but hasn't set a release date yet.
Reader Feedback - 88 Comments
Uh... not badass at all. Looks like Troy Polamalu on a Harlequin Romance cover.
Kevin on Jul 5, 2010
Hahaha, I agree with #1.. on everything. This is faaaar from epic or badass. Alex, you use the word epic waaaay too much 🙂
ChazzyO on Jul 5, 2010
Need to see a trailer before i can truly judge.
VOLD on Jul 5, 2010
With that much cloud cover how did they pull off the lens flare effect on his sword? Aside from Photoshop I mean.
Akirakorn on Jul 5, 2010
I try not to judge, but man, this looks like it could double for the next Twilight movie. "Everyone look, this man is trying to kill Edward!" And the teenie boppers say: "WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!"
Big Red Moose on Jul 5, 2010
Looks bad. @3 There is a lot of Photoshop going on in that picture.
ProMovieBlogger on Jul 5, 2010
There's a new photo or two in the latest issue of EMPIRE Magazine also.
Daniel on Jul 5, 2010
#1 hahah best comment ever
DoomCanoe on Jul 5, 2010
I agree with #1 there is nothing badass about it. I'm actually turned off and not looking forward to this movie anymore. This guy looks like a psychotic version of Conan. If they can come up with a lame ass photo with a guy that looks like he belongs to the wolf-pack from the twilight series then what kind of story could they be pushing? As I remember Conan from the creator's eyes is a muscular heavy built man with long course straight hair. This guy is just semi built and doesn't look believable enough to carry around a heavy sword much less knock out a camel with one punch. They should just rename it "Conan: The adventures Of Conan Jr."
BinaryChaos on Jul 5, 2010
Crapola on Jul 5, 2010
The sky looks awesome!
moron on Jul 5, 2010
So that's what Conan would look like..... if he was RETARDED!
Jimmy Love on Jul 5, 2010
This looks more like a screen capture from the "Age of Conan" MMORPG
Luis M on Jul 5, 2010
He looks like the bastard child of Gene Simmons.
Poontoong on Jul 5, 2010
There will be no lamentation of the women over this
LW on Jul 5, 2010
Badass..!!! ¿? .. My grandma looks more badass at the morning and she is 98... ¬¬
Sakyo on Jul 5, 2010
This is going to sound sooooo stupid but it's completely true of all the pics: the hair is wrong. Conan would probably break my skull open for talking about him as someone who is defined by always having silky smooth locks with perfect shine and bounce... but sadly it's true. And perhaps as someone how purely exists in illustrations, it's actually not that weird. The thing is...Arnie actually pulled it off. Anyway, he's supposed to have this thick, dark, shiny hair. Honestly, he always seems somewhat native American, perhaps Mongolian... It makes you wonder where exactly Cimmeria was geographically, and what sort of ethnic mix Conan was. I'm pretty sure Conan wasn't Hawaiian. Although...native Hawaiian hair IS dark and flowing...perhaps Jason had just finished combing his dreads out that morning... And there you have it. An entire post about Conan's hair.
André on Jul 5, 2010
give it a chance! remember the reactions to the first pictures of chris pine as kirk. they all were disabused...
ya-is on Jul 5, 2010
How can you find this picture badass, billington? It is literally one of the worst press photos of all time. Up there with those hilarious Dragon Ball ones that came out last year. So what is doing it for you in this picture? Conan's terrible perm? The awe inspiring shittyness of his costume? The fact that the sky appears to have been done by 4 year old who has just received their very first coloring book?
lebowski on Jul 5, 2010
Why'd they photoshop Madusa's head on that dudes body? Oh and is he crouching on something or is he like jumping somewhere? Based on that background, I'm going with my gut on this one: He's floating in mid-air. Wait, Conan can do that, right?
JP on Jul 5, 2010
um...I got nothing.
Xerxex on Jul 5, 2010
I never agreed with the casting of momoa as Conan. What was the director thinking? This movie looks like it's going straight to DVD or worse, the SyFy Channel.
Josh on Jul 5, 2010
Crom laughs at your four winds. He laughs from his mountain.
DPing on Jul 5, 2010
@16 you should write for this site, dude. Very funny.
BigZero on Jul 5, 2010
Such a shame that everyone has their vision of Conan formed by the joke films made by Arnold the Horrible. What I've seen of this so far looks closer to the Barry Smith comics, which is where I first encountered the Cimmerian. Given the director's credentials, however, I remain concerned.
art seike on Jul 5, 2010
This picture doesn't look bad ass at all.... Nothing at all looks appealing....
eric on Jul 5, 2010
This picture doesn't look bad ass at all.... Nothing at all looks appealing....
eric on Jul 5, 2010
That honestly looks photoshopped. I mean I'm not a professional but the lighting is all wrong. And he looks like he's auditioning to star in buffy as a vampire who slays other vampires... oh wait buffy is dead; at least the show is. Thank God.
Eli on Jul 5, 2010
alright he looks kinda gay.... anyone agree?
Said on Jul 5, 2010
My first reaction was to laugh. That should say enough.
Sabes on Jul 5, 2010
Yes, this pic does looks epic... except for that weird looking dude thrown in there. Everything is telling me this is going to be terrible.
Vet4Peace on Jul 5, 2010
I'm a BIG Momoa fan....Not only is his sooooo good to look at but he really is a good actor. I will go and see this movie and give it a chance. I have to agree the picture has been poorly photo-shopped. But, he looks better and more like Conan then the other actors that were trying for the part. Jason also fits the look of the book...Arnold's character was built from the look of the comic books. Two totally different types of Conan's. Jason is from the book....Arnold steroid look from the comic books. I'll take Jason over Arnold any day.
Dex on Jul 5, 2010
"BADASS" t3h lulz
Logan on Jul 5, 2010
well looks like there gna fuck this up!
stussy on Jul 5, 2010
This is ANYTHING but badass. I almost laughed when I saw this, looks like the cover for a SyFy movie.
Sean on Jul 5, 2010
Except for the Uggs she's wearing on her feet, she looks aright. Be better if you could see her t1ts though...
gonnarentit on Jul 5, 2010
Conan is a brute. A hulk of a man who would rip you limb from limb if you got in his way. This guy displays none of these 'qualities'. Check out the photos on conanthemovieblog.com. Far more Conan and none of them very convincing. He looks like the stick fighter Rambo beat in the beginning of Rambo III. Lame
sonnychiba1 on Jul 6, 2010
@ #1 and troy polamalu isn't badass? You just mad white boy wasn't chosen for Conan, and that's fair enough cos Conan is white and this dude aint. But for people to say he don't like mean and other petty complaints are trippin on some haterade for sure.
foots on Jul 6, 2010
0_o??? WTF ???? thats now how you hold a sword, he could easily break that right wrist
DaftPUNKFAN on Jul 6, 2010
#38 I'm sure he's just angry because he doesn't look badass.
L on Jul 6, 2010
um kratos is badass not conan
8=D on Jul 6, 2010
#38 BRAVO!!!! your speaking skills are unbelievable. seriously you have such a way with words great poets would bow before you or jam a screwdriver into their skull
DoomCanoe on Jul 6, 2010
It looks like hes trying too hard! Like a crazy ass witch that likes to smack kids on ur bum, and say "stop that u naughty boy/girl". HAHA
Fearl3ss on Jul 6, 2010
LOL @ 15
Atomic Punk on Jul 6, 2010
#1 nailed better than I could
Rodrigo on Jul 6, 2010
loooooooooooooooool at comment 1....this looks cheap
deedee8 on Jul 6, 2010
I bet #38 can throw a spear farther than me
Iron Mike Sharp on Jul 6, 2010
Saw Solomon Kane on DVD yesterday, if this movie can be anywhere near as good as that I would be happy.
jamie on Jul 6, 2010
"based on the classic Robert E. Howard characters which first debuted in 1932 in Weird Tales" Yeah, who could forget the classic Howard characters Khalar Zym, Tamara, Ukafa, Lucius, Artus, Marique... characters completely absent from any story Howard wrote. Or any of the comics, stories by other writers, even the cartoon and live action TV show. Yeah, that should give you an idea how "faithful" the film is to the source material. "Anyway, he's supposed to have this thick, dark, shiny hair. Honestly, he always seems somewhat native American, perhaps Mongolian… It makes you wonder where exactly Cimmeria was geographically, and what sort of ethnic mix Conan was. I'm pretty sure Conan wasn't Hawaiian." According to Howard, the Cimmerians are the ancestors of the Irish and Scottish Gaels. Definitely neither Native American or Mongolian. Howard described his Gaelic heroes Cormac Mac Art, Turlogh Dubh and Cormac Fitzgeoffrey with the same sort of descriptions he gave Conan. Conan was a pure-blooded Cimmerian, though considered of "mixed blood" since his grandfather was from a southern Cimmerian tribe. Geographically, Cimmeria occupies a space encompassing eastern Scotland, northeast England, southern Scandinavia, northern Denmark and the North Sea, as depicted in Howard's maps of the Hyborian Age. "um kratos is badass not conan" Don't you have some other 12-year-olds to swear at on Xbox Live?
Al Harron on Jul 6, 2010
Looks too polished, and more than a little camp.
napoleonblownapart on Jul 6, 2010
Not badass. Not good. Makes me want to watch it less than I did before I saw it. And I didn't want to watch it at all. In fact, saying this pic is badass makes me want to read this entire site less.
Tom on Jul 6, 2010
Looks like a Boris Vallejo painting.
dinobass on Jul 6, 2010
Can't believe people are assuming the film is bad from one picture, not to mention the arguments over the hair!
Steven on Jul 6, 2010
He's so ugly... The facial expression in this shot doesn't help, either. Ok, Arnold was never "hot" either, but something about this guy's face makes me want to punch a baby. Also, why is he holding the sword like that?! I don't understand this!!!
SuicidalOptimist on Jul 6, 2010
@47 I bet your right hand is the only girl friend you'll ever know.
BigZero on Jul 6, 2010
@1...OMG i cant stop laughing!! priceless! In all honesty I think he's about to rotate the sword downward and stab something. And I think he looks more like the guy from 10,000BC than a Conan.
solo calrissian on Jul 6, 2010
Whoa! Looks like the evil Zuni doll from "Trilogy of Terror!" http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/4413/totpreyzuni.jpg
Pendy Sixteen on Jul 6, 2010
..there was make up in this era? What is with his 'MAC' forcefield?
The Observer on Jul 6, 2010
The first pic was pretty gay. But this pic...was cheesy and gay! Nice improvement!
Eric on Jul 6, 2010
That looks so stupid it hurts. Like some promo for Universal Studio's Conan show. That guy does not look at all like the Conan from the books. This is looking lame already.
Geoff on Jul 6, 2010
another failed hype
PinkSushit on Jul 6, 2010
Clearly the definition of 'badass' has changed since I last looked...
Nomomo on Jul 6, 2010
haha. is this badass?
ryderup on Jul 6, 2010
I get it. That's the picture of an unknown, random guy, who's going to be splayed by CONAN Who, by the way, looks like this: http://www.cracked.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/conanintro.jpg (#57: you rock)
Fox on Jul 6, 2010
Not sold yet...and don't look to be for a while. Scratch that, EVER
Marc on Jul 6, 2010
Why does everything suck nowadays?
Etox on Jul 6, 2010
Okay, so maybe not everything sucks, but this sure as heck does. Who knows, maybe they'll surprise me. Yeah right!
Etox on Jul 6, 2010
honestly, i dont know why you people are even looking forward to this movie. it has cheese written all over it. and who the hell is this guy asomoa or something. might as well of given the role to tripple H, the movie would have been is insignificant.
jay on Jul 6, 2010
It looks like there's a giant urine stain in the picture...and if it is indeed urine, it improves this picture immensely.
Shizzlefits on Jul 6, 2010
You guys realy need to stop throwing the word epic around.
Presley on Jul 6, 2010
This makes it look like they are trying too hard (just like Clash of the Titans).
notalent on Jul 6, 2010
"This makes it look like they are trying too hard (just like Clash of the Titans)." I'd say it looks like they aren't trying *at all.* Nothing about this project looks like they're giving any effort. Just like Clash of the Titans.
Al Harron on Jul 6, 2010
Relax, Everybody. This is an all-new Conan. This version will start right from the very beginning, as in birth beginning. This is actually Baby Conan literally jumping out of the womb with sword already in hand and ready to crush his enemies and see them driven before him...And then afterward he's gonna suck on some teat.
Mega Jet Jaguar on Jul 6, 2010
#1 nailed it.
Angry Chief on Jul 7, 2010
this is have to go DTV....
ryderup on Jul 7, 2010
I think #47's a racist dick tickler who'd happily bend over to recieve THAT spear. Iron Mike "hunt"
Better than you on Jul 7, 2010
#57 nailed it. Your comment was EPIC.
Josh on Jul 7, 2010
Sorry, I couldn't help it: http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/2115/zunan.jpg
Pendy Sixteen on Jul 7, 2010
This is really a pic from the next Tony Jaa film. This guy steals the village elephant (again!) and Tony has to fight half of Thailand to get it back.
Aaron on Jul 8, 2010
HAHAHAHA, what is that thing? Mortal Kombat fan art?
Demtor on Jul 12, 2010
oh my gaddddddd! inasmuch as i want this remake to work (coz im a huge fan of Conan the Barbarian), ALL of the things i saw from this production look AWWWWWWWFULLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the screaming face & the pose itself look awkward. he looks funny. the exposed legs and the leggings dont look right for him. he looks like a male prostitute run amuck
Reymundo Salao on Jul 14, 2010
i think this could work better if it was stylized in the manner of 300. then you could add some bulk and muscle to this guy and the entire world could take on the look and atmosphere of the Savage Sword of Conan magazine cover, posted by #10. http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/B&B52.jpg
jasong609 on Jul 14, 2010
I agree with #22, whoever casted Momoa as Conan should be shot!! I've been anticipating a new Conan flick for years & this is what they call badass!!! I can hear the mighty Cimmerian right now " You killed my mother! You killed my father, you killed my people! You took my father's sword... and now you killed my sequel ".... Momoa, contemplate this on the tree of woe. Crucify him!!!
hawkeye17 on Aug 22, 2010
I agree Momoa is not what Howard envision when he described the Conan character. Also a correction needs to be made, William Smith played Conan's father in the 1983 version not Mickey Roark.
Frank on Sep 21, 2010
Oh... dear... gods. This is a pile of shit of Hyperborean proportions. Marcus "Texas Chainsaw Remake" Nispel. The guy who was involved in "A Sound of Thunder". P.C.onan the "Beech Dood". And music by FOOKIN' TYLER BATES! (Or, shall I say, "Music" by Tyler Bates...) It's "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Part II".
Jango on Nov 3, 2010
After seeing this pic I can only echo what I am certain Mr. Olympia would say..."Hey girly man, stop screaming and waving your soword. Or else I will put your cranium between my massive pectorals and crush it like a ripe Cimmerian grape for my wine!!!" - Ahnold
Brian on Nov 22, 2010
the guy is a wimp,he could no more fight his way out of apaper bag let alone a barbarian fight. Arnold would be turning in his grave if he was dead
anthony on Dec 24, 2010
It's certainly not "badass". But it is bad, and it is ass.
DrDolarhyde on Mar 3, 2011
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