HedgeFundEmployment.com reports that very incredible news is emerging from The Legend of Conan development stage. Previously, it was revealed Arnold Schwarzenegger’s third turn as the barbarian would be a return to the spirit of the first film. Now, it has been revealed this film could be the start of a new cinematic universe. Just as is the case with D.C., Marvel, Star Wars, and The Transformers, the world of Conan could expand into prequels, spinoffs, and various intertwined films.
Producer Fredrick Malmberg owns the cinematic rights to all of Robert E. Howard’s literary creations. This includes not only Conan, but also Solomon Kane, King Kull, and many more. Fans only familiar with Conan through the movies might be surprised to learn that the creator of the barbarian fighter produced scores of other amazing works over the years. Howard even wrote a number of boxing adventures and horror tales.
The return of Schwarzenegger to the role of Conan has been talked about on and off until The Austrian Oak became governor of California. Most assumed his movie career was over and he was transitioning into a new career. At 67, Schwarzenegger has launched a comeback. Some movies were hits and others were misses. Schwarzenegger has both a horror film, two films featuring The Terminator, another run in an Expendables sequel, and a swan song to Conan.
More power to Schwarzenegger. He certainly is not resting on his laurels.