First Image Of Stephen Lang In Conan The Barbarian Makes You Wonder What They Were Thinking

When he played the central villain in Avatar, Stephen Lang had a pretty cool look. His costume showed off his strong arm muscles, his haircut screamed "marine" and the scars on the side of his head suggested that he was both experienced and dangerous. Now he's all set to play the villain again in Marcus Nispel's Conan The Barbarian, but this time around his costume is just plain awful.

Newsarama has gotten their hands on the first image of the Khalar Zym from the new film and I will say that it looks okay below the neck and Lang looks appropriately angry, but what the hell is up with that hair? Not only is it an obvious wig, but the forehead space and all of the ridges make him look like a Klingon. Perhaps it will look better when it's in motion, but I sincerely doubt it.

Check out the image below and head over to Newsarama to see it full size.

Eric Eisenberg
Assistant Managing Editor

Eric Eisenberg is the Assistant Managing Editor at CinemaBlend. After graduating Boston University and earning a bachelor’s degree in journalism, he took a part-time job as a staff writer for CinemaBlend, and after six months was offered the opportunity to move to Los Angeles and take on a newly created West Coast Editor position. Over a decade later, he's continuing to advance his interests and expertise. In addition to conducting filmmaker interviews and contributing to the news and feature content of the site, Eric also oversees the Movie Reviews section, writes the the weekend box office report (published Sundays), and is the site's resident Stephen King expert. He has two King-related columns.