Jason Momoa tends to play the strong, silent type, but if his new take on Conan the Barbarian is a hit, he may become a man of many words.
Momoa, a former model who skyrocketed to fame as the glowering warrior Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones, not only steps into the Schwarzenegger role in the new Conan (out Aug. 19), but he has announced plans to write a sequel to the sword-swinging epic.
Crave Online got the exclusive from the muscle-bound star, who said he wants to take a follow-up in a more mythical direction:
I don’t want to give anything away, but we already have our Conan. Really it’s about the villain, what that villain is going to extract from Conan, and where as an actor I want to go with Conan. You know, no one’s going to know what I want to do better than me.
Well, there are the producers of the movie, who may have a thing or two to say about it. The filmmakers and the studio thats releasing the movie, Lionsgate, declined to comment for this story, but one source close to the production says everyone is happy Momoa got so invested in the role, but the jury is still out on whether his script will be one they consider for any second movie.
An actor-turned-screenwriter is certainly not an unheard of concept.
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