Rumour: Arnold Schwarzenegger to star in new Conan trilogy?

Arnold Schwarzenegger has previously mentioned that a new Conan The Barbarian movie is on his agenda, but apparently, that film might be the first of three.

That's according to Fredrik Malmberg, CEO of Paradox Entertainment, the current holders of the rights to the Conan franchise...

"We have a great story," says Malmberg. "Everyone loves it. This is a role that’s perfect for [ Arnold ] and he’s very involved with the whole Universal team. It’s the best team they have. Arnold has been very instrumental to bringing this together saying, ‘We gotta make a good Conan!’"

"I think if we do this right, we can do two more Conan movies right after," he continues. "I think Game Of Thrones also shows a huge interest in fantasy. I’m psyched about it."

The next film will apparently pick up many years after the original, with Conan having passed into legendary status, only to return in his kingdom's hour of need…

“The idea is that this takes place after Conan has been king," says Malmberg. "But this is the legend of Conan where he has been gone and people say, ‘Do you remember the good ol’ days when Conan was around?’ And now it’s time for him to come back."