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Jason Momoa is by his own admission afraid of horses, so all his horse riding scenes had to either be faked or filmed with doubles.
Jason Momoa enrolled in an intense six-week training program at a stunt and martial arts academy in Los Angeles for his part, while still finalizing negotiations for the film.
Rachel Nichols had a body double for her sex scene.
Dolph Lundgren, then Mickey Rourke, were in talks to play Corin, Conan's father, but Rourke turned it down to do Immortals (2011) before Ron Perlman was cast.
Ron Perlman, who plays Conan's father Corin, previously voiced Conan himself in the video game Conan (2007) and the unreleased animated film "Conan: Red Nails".
Kellan Lutz and Jared Padalecki were considered for the lead, which eventually went to Jason Momoa.
Arnold Schwarzenegger was offered the role of Corin, Conan's father, but declined. Schwarzenegger played Conan in the original Conan the Barbarian (1982), of which this film is a remake.
Jason Momoa and Rachel Nichols would later be offered the roles of Drax the Destroyer and Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). Both turned the roles down, and Dave Bautista and Zoe Saldana, respectively, took them.
After production on the film was completed, Jason Momoa (Conan) went on to star as Khal Drogo in the first season of HBO's Game of Thrones (2011). Nonso Anozie, who played Conan's shipmate Artus, would star as Xaro Xhoan Daxos in the second season of the series.
The ship "Hornet" is a fairly accurate replica of a seventeenth or eighteenth century Chinese junk, especially with its three square sails.
The film was originally rumored to be a remake of the original Conan the Barbarian (1982). It was revealed that the film was not a remake, but a reboot, and it had been intended to be more true to the original stories by Robert E. Howard.
Chris Hemsworth was considered for the role of Conan.
Brett Ratner was originally attached to direct before being replaced by Marcus Nispel.
A "Conan" sequel was abandoned when this film did poorly at the box-office. However, Arnold Schwarzenegger, who played Conan in the original Conan the Barbarian (1982), announced he was to return in the role of Conan, which he last played in 1984, in a long-awaited second sequel "The Legend of Conan", which will be a direct sequel to the 1982 film.
Rose McGowan was the first and only choice for the role of Marique.
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Prior to playing Conan, Jason Momoa had played extraterrestrial warrior Ronan Dex in the television series Stargate: Atlantis (2004).
Robert Rodriguez was at one point attached to direct.
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Jason Momoa's Game of Thrones (2011) co-star Emilia Clarke would go to star opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator Genisys (2015). Schwarzenegger played Conan in the original Conan the Barbarian (1982).
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The film had spent seven years in development at Warner Bros. before the rights were shifted to Nu Image/Millennium Films in 2007.
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Michael Worth read for the role of Conan.
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While pre-production, Conan was a temporary title for the film, until it was changed to Conan 3D. Finally, early in December 2010, the title was definitely changed to Conan the Barbarian, as was titled the 1982 film.
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Is the second reboot featuring Rachel Nichols, who two years earlier had a scene in the Star Trek (2009). Like this reboot, both Conan and James T. Kirk are born, both Conan and Kirk's fathers are killed by the main antagonist, and Nichol's characters are both romanced by the main protagonists.
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When Tamara denies that she is a descendant of Acheron's dynasty, she affirms that this family disappeared 1,000 years ago. This is not the first time that "1,000 years" are mentioned in a Conan movie. In Conan the Barbarian (1982), when Thulsa Doom talks to this disciples from his temple, he affirms that he has been alive for 1,000 years, and in Conan the Destroyer (1984) Toth-Amon says he has been waiting 1,000 years to obtain the magic crystal in order to have Dagoth's horn.
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