Jason Momoa is Conan! And wait'll you see who might play his dad!

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Jun 26, 2015

Looks like Ronon Dex trounced Emmett Cullen to replace Arnold Schwarzenegger in the upcoming Conan reboot after all. Remember how we told you earlier this month that Twilight: New Moon's Kellan Lutz and Stargate: Atlantis' Jason Momoa were in the running to play Robert E. Howard's battling barbarian?

Well, according to Latino Review, Momoa, who had emerged early on as director Marcus Nispel's top choice, screen-tested yet again and blew away his competitors, one of whom turns out to have been Supernatural's Jared Padalecki. With less than eight weeks to go before the start of production, Momoa will start training for the part Monday.

But that's not all! The part of Conan's dad, Corin, has reportedly been offered to—Mickey Rourke.

So what do you think? Did Nispel make the right decision?

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