Although he's best known for playing the titular cyborg in the Terminator films, another one of Arnold Schwarzenegger's most memorable film roles is Conan the Barbarian in both the character's self-titled 1982 film, and its' 1984 sequel, Conan the Destroyer.
Earlier today, Schwarzenegger returned to the world of the legendary fantasy hero in a humorous video review of Marvel's newly-relaunched Conan the Barbarian.
In a video on his Twitter, Schwarzenegger compliments Jason Aaron and Mahmud Asrar's work on Conan the Barbarian #1 by calling it a "fantastic comic book."
After the camera holds on an image of an older Conan, sitting on a throne with his sword by his side, the camera moves away to reveal a shot of Schwarzenegger mimicking the panel, commenting that it "almost looks like [him]."
Schwarzenegger then shows the viewers the cover of the comic, which is revealed to be a Conancomic.com special edition photo variant cover that shows the superstar in his prime as Conan. The video then closes with Schwarzenegger commenting on how Conan the Conqueror--the planned third film in the proposed Conan movie trilogy--was something he'd wanted to do for a long time.
"Let's do it," he added.
Originally planned for a 1987 release, Conan the Conqueror eventually fell in development hell due to certain factors, and the script was reworked into 1997's Kull the Conqueror film, starring Kevin Sorbo. The most recent film to feature Conan was 2011's Conan, which featured Jason Momoa in the starring role.
If his video is any indication, Schwarzenegger is more than willing to return to the world of Conan, in addition to revisiting one of his past roles, and showcasing his more jovial side. And in a time where older movie franchises are being revisited or rebooted, a film featuring an older Conan would certainly be welcomed by both fans of the character and Schwarzenegger.
Written by Jason Aaron and penciled by Mahmud Asrar, Conan the Barbarian #1 is on sale now.