Saturday, June 1, 2013

Was that the sword of Conan?

I've been a fan of Conan the Barbarian since childhood - I loved the stories, the comics and the feature films with Arnold Schwarzenegger, pretty much everything.

So imagine how tickled pink I was last night when I sat down with family and friends to see the new Schwarzenegger film The Last Stand when the Barbarian's sword suddenly showed up.

The movie is a modern day action film wherein a sheriff named Ray Owens (Schwarzenegger) must stop a terrifying criminal from escaping the US through his small Arizona town.

The film is a pretty fun action-fest, lots of over the wall explosions, gunfights, etc., but there comes a moment where the team is loading up with weapons to protect their town and one of the sheriff's deputies, Figgy (played by Luis Guzman) picks up a pretty familiar sword... (pictured right).

The original creator of Conan, Robert E. Howard wrote an essay during the 1930's called The Hyborian Age in which he places the world of Conan the Barbarian into our own history.

So I'm just saying - that could be a pretty old sword...

Conan sequel?

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