Conan Villain Cast

Stephen Lang ( Avatar ’s Colonel Quaritch) will play Khalar Singh

Stephen Lang, who played Colonel Miles Quaritch in Avatar, has confirmed to MTV that he will be playing the chief villain, Khalar Singh in the upcoming Conan movie directed by Marcus Nispel.

Speaking on the red carpet at the Oscars last weekend he said, “I’ve accepted the role of Khalar Singh… I have no idea how I’m going to do it. First I’m going to find out how I’m going to sound. I’m going to get back on a Mongolian pony and ride like the wind. I’m going to flash my scimitar. I’m going to cut the nuts off Conan and his father.”

The film, which apparently goes back to the original Robert E Howard sword and sorcery pulp tales about the Cimmerian warrior for its inspiration rather than the ’80s movies starring Schwarzenegger, stars Jason Mamoa as Conan, Mickey Rourke as his dad and Rachel Nicols as Tamara.

Khalar Singh is described as “a warlord and formidable warrior, brilliant, cruel, weathered and tanned by the many campaigns he has waged and won. He is driven in his quest to find the Queen of Acheron and has been building an empire to do so.”

The film is due to be released in 2011.