Conan Gets a Junior Doppleganger

In late January, it was reported that the Marcus Nispel directed remake of Conan had found its leading man. Jason Momoa, known for his work on Stargate: Atlantis, would be filling the gigantic, fury boots of Arnold Schwarzenegger. But as we now know, they were not done casting — because not only did they need a mammoth redhead to kill people as an adult, they would also need a devlish young child to play Conan in his early years.

Appropriately, they turned to one of the more badass kids working today, Leo Howard. According to Latino Review, young Howard has been cast in a role that will likely see him kicking, punching and serpent-wrestling his way to becoming Jason Mamoa. This will be a slight departure for Howard, whose most recent role was kicking the crap out of that little kid from Tropic Thunder in G.I. Joe. In that film, he played young Snake Eyes, growing up to be a rubber-clad Ray Park.

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet. As of yet, no one has stopped him.

Read More from Neil Miller
Get Film School Rejects in your email. All the cool kids are doing it:
Previous Article
Next Article
Reject Nation
1 Comment
Leave a comment
Comment Policy: No hate speech allowed. If you must argue, please debate intelligently. Comments containing selected keywords or outbound links will be put into moderation to help prevent spam. Film School Rejects reserves the right to delete comments and ban anyone who doesn't follow the rules. We also reserve the right to modify any curse words in your comments and make you look like an idiot. Thank You!