Ron Perlman Playing Conan's Dad Instead of Mickey Rourke
When it was announced in January that Jason Momoa would star in Marcus Nispel's remake of Conan as the legendary barbarian himself, it was also revealed that Mickey Rourke was being considered to play his father Corin, the village blacksmith. Then, a few weeks ago, it was announced that Rourke would be joining Tarsem's War of the Gods. With Rourke taking on that role instead, that meant his spot in Conan was open, however, Vulture has now learned that it will be Ron Perlman (also seen as Hellboy) who will play Corin in place of Rourke. Another awesome addition to this cast, which seems to be coming together pretty well.
Conan is set to start shooting in Bulgaria later this month. We don't know much about the plot besides that it will (obviously) tell of Conan's adventures across the continent of Hyboria. Wikipedia also says Conan was born on a battlefield, so with Perlman cast as his dad, we might get to learn about his birth and upbringing before getting into the meat of the story. In addition to Jason Momoa and Perlman, the Conan cast includes Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lang, Bob Sapp and Leo Howard. I'm actually looking forward to this quite a bit, Nispel seems to have put together a solid cast, and I'm not as worried as I've been previously. Thoughts?