Netflix and Conan the Barbarian
If you are of a certain age, it is very likely that you remember what was the first movie that catapulted Arnold Schwarzeneger to fame. Exactly, although the Terminator ones are the most remembered by most of their fans, it was the movie of Conan the barbarian 1982 which made him become a star in Hollywood. Later, Conan the Destroyer would arrive and from then on we all know the actor’s career.
As well, Netflix has taken over Conan’s copyright, the famous hero created by Robert E. Howard some years ago. And it is that the platform intends to create various content around it, although the first of all will be a live action series that could become one of its next successes. Especially taking into account the reception that this new film, starring this time by Jason Momoa, achieved.
Regarding the argument what could this series have nothing is known, although it is not that that can be a big problem today. Robert E. Howard’s novels offer enough material for a series and in the case of falling short, which we doubt, one could resort to the rest of the stories that other authors even created for the world of comics.
Right now the priority is to find the showrunner and scriptwriters who will be in charge of shaping the project. And from there we will surely know other details that are surely interesting, such as who will play the hero. Maybe Jason Momoa could embody it and stick with that reboot of the franchise that started with his 2011 movie?
Well, that detail and everything related to their stories is something that will be seen over time. For now, the interesting thing is that there will be new content in serial format.
The next The Witcher
The Witcher has been a success for Netflix and that is why, surely, the company has decided to bet on Conan and take over his copyright. Because stories of witches and epic sword fights seem to like a lot.
So if for any reason you have wondered what to do when everything you plan to do with the Geralt of Rivia stories is done, you can stop worrying. Conan is a character that can also give a lot of game, both for live action series and animated and even for the development of one of his original films. So, The Witcher already has a replacement if you need it: Conan.