Ahead of its August 26 release, Jason Momoa — the man who plays the Cimmerian warrior — spoke to Empire magazine about his take on ‘Conan the Barbarian’.

The Hawaii native promises a speedier hero that Arnie’s beefcake of the 80’s original “We wanted to make him nimble, he’s a product of his environment. He’s not out there lifting boulders…”

On the matter of the dark arts that run through the Robert E. Howard stories, Momoa said “There’s a lot of magic and sorcery in the Conan stories but they wanted to steer clear of including too much of that because of Clash Of The Titans.

They have a little bit of the sorcery in there with Marique (Rose McGowan) but I’m sure in Conan 2 and 3 there’s going to be a lot more of that.”

With a budgets of reportedly about $110M, it looks as though a Conan trilogy is already in the works. We’ll have to see if Momoa can carry a legitimate box office hit.

He’s 31

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Ahead of its August 26 release, Jason Momoa -- the man who plays the Cimmerian warrior -- spoke to Empire magazine about his take on 'Conan the Barbarian'. The Hawaii native promises a speedier hero that Arnie's beefcake of the 80's original 'We wanted to make him nimble, he's a...