"Avatar" Villain Up For New "Conan the Barbarian" Villain?

3/04/2010 Posted by Admin

"Avatar" Villain Up For New "Conan the Barbarian" Villain?

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

"Avatar" villain Stephen Lang has been offered a similar gig as Khalar Singh, the main antagonist in the upcoming reboot/relaunch of the "Conan the Barbarian" franchise for Millenium Films.

According to Dark Horizons:  The character is described as a "warlord and formidable warrior" who has won many campaigns. He has been building an empire in an effort to find the Queen of Acheron, a being whose blood he can use to control a demon army to protect his weak son and his legacy from a master sorcerer.

Singh also is responsible for the slaughter of a Cimmerian village of which Conan himself is the only survivor. Singh is nearing completion of his quest when a now adult-Conan seeks vengeance against the despot.

Nothing is final. Right now Millenium is negotiating with Lang's reps, so the possibility still remains that the deal can fall apart. But any fans of “Conan” should hope it doesn’t.

Lang was totally badass in “Avatar” and showed that he has the intensity and perfect look to play a villain. I hope this deal sticks because it would be a huge step in the right direction for the “Conan” reboot.

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