Newsarama reported earlier this morning that Jason Momoa has been cast as the new Conan The Barbarian.
After a couple of moments staring at the picture, I went ahead and tweeted out the news with fan girl delight. It feels like a good time for a reboot and Momoa feels like an interesting choice.
So, I was surprised when Rotten Tomatoes tweeted back that Momoa might be facing an uphill battle when it came to taking on the very “Arnold” role. In my mind, it’s been long enough to allow for a new actor to step in and make the role his but I also know Rotten Tomatoes has been watching film reactions for a long time, so I’m not gonna blow off the opinion.
Now, I’ll admit. Maybe it’s because I think Momoa is sexier than Arnold ever was. Maybe it’s the babe factor. Newsarama contributor Vaneta Rogers dropped into the conversation and her thoughts echoed mine.
Maybe we’re dazzled by the dreads?
What do you think? Can Jason Momoa make you forget Arnold? Or is the Governator forever “Conan”?