Both Jason Momoa and Rachel Nichols would later be offered the roles of Drax the Destroyer and Gamora in 2014's "Guardians of the Galaxy". Both turned them down and Dave Bautista and Zoe Saldana took the roles.
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". Nonso Anozie, who played Conan's shipmate Artus, would star as Xaro Xhoan Daxos in the second season.
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.
A "Conan" sequel was abandoned when this film did poorly at the box office. However, Arnold Schwarzenegger, who played Conan in the 1982 film, 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.
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, of which this film is a reboot.
Is the second reboot featuring Rachel Nichols, whom two years earlier had a scene in the 2009 reboot of "Star Trek". Like this reboot, both Conan and James T. Kirk are 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.
The trivia item below may give away important plot points.
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 to be alive 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.