Jason Momoa has beat out Twilight hunk Kellan Lutz and Supernatural’s Jared Padalecki to land the lead role in the forthcoming Conan the Barbarian remake.
The former Stargate: Atlantis actor — romantically-linked to ex-Cosby Kid Lisa Bonet — had been battling it out with the two hunks to take over the role that made Gov. Arnold famous in the 1982 original. According to Empire Online, producers settled on Momoa earlier this week. We hear Oscar-nominated star Mickey Rourke is in discussions to play Conan’s father, Corin.
One of these men is the new Conan The Barbarian. Stargate Atlantis star Jason Momoa (AKA Lisa Bonet’s Baby Daddy) and Kellan Lutz of The Twilight Saga are being considered to play Conan the Barbarian in the upcoming remake under Nu Image/Millenium.
Deadline Hollywood reports that both men are up for the leading role in an upcoming remake of the 1982 film, which originally starred California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as the title character. Director Marcus Nispel is stepping behind the camera for the project, which begins filming in Bulgaria March 15.