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Terminator Genisys will be in theaters this week, and sees former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger reprising one of his most iconic roles as the unstoppable T-800 killing machine. It is the first sequel he has made since he stepped out of office. But he has more planned. One of the most anticipated probably being The Legend of Conan, which has been described as a direct sequel to the 1982 classic Conan The Barbarian. The action icon has an idea about where he wants this new Conan tale to start, offering this tease to Nerd Report.
"I was hoping that the idea of Conan having been king for a long time, then just threw it all away and went into retirement and went off into the mountains...That whole idea always appealed to me. Then of course he gets asked back because of some hideous and unbelievable things that are happening to the kingdom. »
It appears Sylvester Stallone‘s success in reviving some long-thought-dormant screen characters has rubbed off on his friends. Arnold Schwarzenegger is about to return to cinemas as an ageing cyborg in Terminator: Genisys, and now he’s attempting the same trick for the forthcoming Legend Of Conan.
Billed as a sequel to 1982’s Conan The Barbarian, it’s been revealed by writer/producer Chris Morgan that the fabled Austrian Oak will be very much front and centre for the new instalment… and what’s more, there’s an unlikely movie inspiration in mind! Morgan elaborates:
Our tone is a logical extension of the character established in the ’82 film…but 30 years later… Think ‘Unforgiven’…with a sword-wielding barbarian.
So, Arnie’s getting all grizzled and introspective for the franchise. Sounds like an odd fit, but with the star’s increasing age perhaps this is the only way they can do it. »
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Daredevil moonlighting as Batman? For some actors, one comic book character isn’t enough, nor is one comic publisher. Some actors have jumped the fence between Marvel and DC, playing characters from both companies.
Marvel and DC may have a rivalry going, but that doesn’t stop them from hiring actors who’ve previously worked for the competition. Below is a list of nine actors who’ve portrayed characters from both comic book publishers.
For Marvel: His first foray into the super hero realm was as Hannibal King in Blade: Trinity (2004). Later, he joined Hugh ‘Wolverine’ Jackman as part of the X-franchise, taking on the role of the mutant Wade “Deadpool” Wilson in X-Men: Origins-Wolverine (2009). He is set to recreate this role in Deadpool (2016)
For DC: He got his big opportunity for super hero stardom playing the cosmic hero with the power ring in Green Lantern (2011). Sadly, that »
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The year is 1984, and a muscular cyborg from the future pursues an innocent Sarah Connor across the comparative hellscape of 1980s Los Angeles. Accompanied by time-traveler Kyle Reese, Connor must survive the onslaught of the T-800, a vicious and apparently unkillable robot sent to murder her before she becomes the mother of the future savior John Connor, who will lead the future battle against Skynet.
The Terminator is a film right out of the 1980s, featuring clothing, music, and images that will remain imprinted on the audience’s mind and in culture for years to come. As a quintessential film of the 80s, it is hopelessly dated. Its aesthetic was camp almost before it hit the theatres, and its one-liners (“I’ll be back,” “Come with me if you want to live”) both iconic and, in the end, pretty damn silly. Yet The Terminator lives on because it gave exactly »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
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