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Jason Momoa is by own admission afraid of horses, so all his horse riding scenes had to either be faked or filmed with doubles.
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.
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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.
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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.
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The ship "Hornet" is a fairly accurate replica of a 17-18th Century Chinese junk, especially with its three square sails.
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Kellan Lutz and Jared Padalecki were considered for the lead, but the role went to Jason Momoa.
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Chris Hemsworth was considered for the role of Conan.
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Brett Ratner was originally attached to direct before being replaced by Marcus Nispel.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger was offered the role of Corin, Conan's father but declined. Schwarzenegger played Conan in the 1982 film, which this film is a reboot.
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Both Jason Momoa and Rachel Nichols would later get offered the roles of Drax the Destroyer and Gamora in 2014's "Guardians of the Galaxy". But turned them down and Dave Bautista and Zoe Saldana took the roles.
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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".
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In the original film Conan's mother didn't die when Conan is born and is killed by Thulsa Doom.
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Prior to playing Conan, Jason Momoa had played extra terrestrial warrior Ronan Dex in the television series "Stargate: Atlantis".
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Jason Momoa's "Game of Thrones" co-star Emilia Clarke would go to star opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 2014 reboot "Terminator: Genysis". Schwarzenegger played Conan in the 1982 film, which this film is a reboot.
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A "Conan" sequel was abandoned, when the film did poorly at the box office. However, Arnold Schwarzenegger whom played Conan in the 1982 film announced he was to return in the role of Conan, which last played in 1984 in a long-awaited 2nd sequel "The Legend of Conan", which will be a direct sequel to the 1982 film.
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2nd reboot starring Rachel Nichols whom 2 years earlier starred in the 2009 reboot of "Star Trek". Like this reboot, we see both Conan and James T. Kirk born, both Conan and Kirk's fathers are killed by the main antagonist and Rachel Nichol's characters are both romanced by the main protagonists.
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Chris Hemsworth who was considered for the role of Conan was later cast as Thor in the Marvel comic book film of the same name, also released the same year of this film.
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In this film, Steven Lang's character Khlar Zym attacks and massacres Conan's tribe. In "Avatar", Lang's character Miles Quartich leads an attack on the Na'vi tribe.
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The film was originally rumored to be a remake of the 1982 film. 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.
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