The Franchise-Killing Movie:
Considering the wealth of source material available, you'd be surprised if Hollywood execs weren't keen on turning all of Robert E. Howard's stories into movies. Sadly, that idea went down the drain with this lacklustre sequel.
Decidedly camper than the grisly original, it's a kid-friendly adventure yarn that sees Conan on a quest to find a special jewel. After the success of
., Universal wanted to turn Conan into family entertainment - their meddling paw-prints are all over the film.
If There Had Been Another Instalment:
In 2012 Arnold Schwarzenegger confirmed that will make King Conan, but only if it's of a high quality.
"The important thing with Conan is to make it into an A-movie, to treat it like a 300, or any of those great movies, rather than a B-action movie, where you just hack a few heads and limbs off and just run around with a sword. That doesn't do it. The audience today, and the fans, are very sophisticated. They've seen Spider-Man, Superman, Iron Man, all of those movies, and The Expendables. They've seen it all. They demand something - when they see a Conan movie - that isn't just a spectacle."
We haven't heard anything since...