Conan The Barbarian hasn't ransacked a single theater yet, but Jason Momoa is already hinting at magical plot elements for future sequels. Who knew he had a knack for Hollywood fortune-telling?
In an interview with Empire Online, Momoa offered his predictions for Conan 2 and 3 and promises a sleeker, more panther-like hero than Arnold's immortalized armored-tank physique. In preparation for the iconic character, he studied the actions of big cats and incorporated their natural aggressive tendencies into his performance:
"We wanted to make him nimble. He's a product of his environment. He's not out there squatting tree trunks and dead lifting boulders."
(Actually, somewhere we imagine there must be secret '80s outtakes of "The Austrian Oak" doing that EXACT routine).
Momoa says to anticipate Japanese-style stance work and bloody samurai combat action reminiscent of old Kurosawa films. And regarding the wealth of shadowed wizardry and black arts woven into the original Robert E. Howard source material, the lion-locked star says:
"There's a lot of magic and sorcery in the Conan stories but they wanted to steer clear [of including] too much of that because of Clash of the Titans. They have a little bit of the sorcery in there with Marique (Rose McGowan) but I'm sure in Conan 2 and 3 there's going to be a lot more of that."
Momoa's confidence is obviously high. Check out the video interview below and tell us you're not anxious to see if he can pull it off.
Conan The Barbarian swings into cinemas in 3-D on August 19.
(via Empire Online)