Last week we reported that there were three be-muscled actors all up for the role of Conan in the new
Conan the Barbarian
Those contenders were Jason Momoa from
, Kellan Lutz from
and a mystery third beefcake who was revealed to be
giant Jared Padalecki.
Well, the contest is over (we don't know if there was a medieval battle involved), and we have a victor.
Yep, it’s Momoa.
Despite reports that Lionsgate were keen for a more “experienced actor”, Momoa seems to have won them over. Apparently his screen test was better than anybody else’s.
Additionally, we hear that Lionsgate have “extended an offer” to Mickey Rourke to play Conan’s father. No confirmation either way yet, but interesting nonetheless.
If you want a chance to check of the new Conan’s chops before making a decision on his casting, you can catch Momoa in new HBO drama
Game of Thrones
later this year.
Good choice? Prefer Padalecki? Voice your thoughts down yonder...