Arnold Schwarzenegger is a movie star.
Actors disappear into their characters and the world of their films. Riding their charisma, movie stars dictate both and are, to a certain extent, themselves onscreen. The almost eight years Schwarzenegger spent as the improbable Governor of California meant that he was limited exclusively to brief cameo roles, but now that his gubernatorial tenure is over and he's kept his head low after a public scandal, Arnold Schwarzenegger is once again properly starring in action movies.
In The Last Stand, Schwarzenegger plays a small town sheriff who wrangles the town's eccentrics to stop a wanted drug lord from making it to the U.S./Mexico border. IAR's Jami Philbrick participated in the movie's press conference, and we'll have plenty more The Last Stand goodies coming your way closer to its January 18th release. Today, we're looking further into the future. While promoting his first cinematic vehicle since Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Schwarzenegger shed some light on his new Conan adventure, the Twins sequel Triplets, and even the possibility of teaming up with fellow muscle-mountain Dwayne Johnson.
So far, Jason Momoa has been quite emphatic in his belief that the upcoming reboot Conan the Barbarian – in which he stars as the Cimmerian with a fondness for decapitating people – will resurrect the franchise, bringing continued adventures in the Hyborian Age. His confidence could be read as a product of the erstwhile Baywatch and Stargate: Atlantis actor's baller status as the heir to Arnold Schwarzenegger as Robert E. Howard's pulp hero and his acclaimed turn as Khal Drogo on HBO's Game of Thrones. It turns out that Momoa has a whole other reason for being confident: the actor, full of surprises, has revealed that he wrote a story for the potential sequel, and will be very much involved in writing another Conan.