I wouldn't put too much stock into it. Not until it starts showing up in industry trades like Variety or something. Right now, it's all pretty obscure.
According to this article, he's been offered the role. On one hand, I say BS, but on the other, Dolph did get hired before the director.
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Let's not forget its April fools day. Last year there were tons of articles noting that "insert stars name" was cast as He-Man.
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So Malaysia can't find Flight MH370 but they know who has been offered the role of He-Man. Not buying it. Not until I hear it from a creditable source.
I really hope that he could change his mind and accept the role.
..uh, ya, thats a bad choice for He-Man.
The real problem is female casting directors.
..and the belief that being good looking makes you important.
(Being healthy and beautiful is the right and focus of everyone and should be law enforced.)
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Ehhh, maybe. He needs to put on about 100 pounds more of muscle, though. I don't want a light-weight He-Man.
"Everything comes to he who waits."
I saw hercules and i thought he could play he-man, but other than him being kinda short for such a role...he doesnt convince me as a good actor
He certainly can pass for He-man, I'll be the first to admit I haven't seen him do anything memorable but the types of movies he has done or been known for are NOT my thing the twilight movies SUCKED ( I'm not being funny, just getting to the point) I think he was in a horror movie I saw, again bleh- Maybe he'll need a Director to get him to the role maybe he just needs a chance to have a role that doesn't bite ( again not being funny ) What he does have, is a fan base which is something this movie will need because us guys in our 30-40's are NOT the target audience. I've read the posts about looks and whole heartedly agree BUT this movie is going to need sexy people in the main roles regardless. I don't want to see old hags running around half dressed for 2 hrs. I certainly don't think the script I going to land oscar quality talent and have Merryl Streep as the dying sorceress of grayskull. Hell I'd be surprized if we get people like Megan Fox as Evil-lyn. As far as his physical size anybody worth their salt can make the main character look like he's six foot six and full of muscles.
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After the spectacular failure that was his Hercules film, there is no way a studio would give him the starring role in one of their wanna-be-franchise blockbusters. Not happening. The Rock's Hercules film looks superior in every way. I never thought I'd be saying that about a film that Bret Ratner directed.
i've never heard of the guy before so i have no expectation.
So did I. As I said before, much closer to Howard's original concept.
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As to Conan the Barbarian (2011) being 'mediocre and forgettable,' I have to disagree. While it wasn't the tour de force the '82 film was, it was a decent sword and sorcery film. The problem is it's a product of it's time. Before Conan ('82) there really wasn't much in the sword and sorcery sub-sub-genre on the big screen (more on that later) and visually and (as you mentioned) musically Conan ('82) blew it out of the park. Afterwards there were dozens of knock-offs and follow-throughs, though I'd hardly say the industry was 'dominated' by them. Two of your three examples were cheap, Italian knock-offs most people never saw in theatres (thank you, videocasette! these movies were my childhood). Conan ('11) came on the heals of the huge fantasy resurgence begun with Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. The reason some people find it forgettable is because it's a follow-through, not a trend setter like the previous itteration. Another 'victim' of this would be John Carter, an excellent film that no one saw.
I'd also like to point out that Conan ('82) was following a literary resurgence (much like the recent Harry Potter and Twilight). Sword and Sorcery as well as Science Fantasy were quite popular in the late 70's and early 80's. Thanks in no small part to Frazetta's (and others') artwork. One of the reasons Conan ('82) works so well is because it was made as a 'Frazetta painting come to life.' This sort of thing was everywhere, from Heavy Metal album covers to Saturday morning cartoons (like you mentioned. I would like to point out, however, that both Thundarr and Blackstar pre-date the Conan feature film). Long story short, Conan ('82) worked so well because it was already 'popular' but was one of the first to hit the big screen. Conan ('11) didn't because that sort of thing was already all over the big screen.