The Internet Wants Arnold Schwarzenegger To Return For King Conan After Recent Video Message

Arnold Schwarzenegger in Conan the Barbarian

Outside of his career-defining role as the Terminator and a trio of cameos in the Expendables franchise, Conan is the only character Arnold Schwarzenegger has played more than once, and even then he hasn’t thrown on the loincloth since 1984’s subpar sequel Conan the Destroyer despite regularly talking up the potential of a third installment ever since he left office as the Governor of California and returned to acting.

John Milius’ 1982 original remains a sword and sorcery camp classic, one that served as the springboard for Schwarzenegger’s ascent up the Hollywood A-list, but a third outing has remained firmly lodged in development hell. As recently as the summer of 2019, the action icon revealed that he’d spoken with Milius about King Conan, but when it was announced last year that Netflix had acquired the rights to the character and almost instantly placed a live-action TV show into development, the chances of it happening became slimmer than ever.

However, the chatter has started up once again after the 73 year-old brandished the hero’s iconic sword in a video he posted to social media denouncing the Capitol riots, and fans have been clamoring for King Conan once again, as you can see from the reactions below.

Conan the Barbarian

Folks would definitely love to watch King Conan crush his enemies, see them driven before him and hear the lamentations of their women one more time before he hangs up the sword for good, and after his first ever starring role in a small screen series was picked up by Netflix after they acquired his big budget globetrotting spy show, a potential cameo in the platform’s Conan project can’t be definitively ruled out at this stage.