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 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.
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.
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.
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.