Mickey Rourke Rumored To Play Conan The Barbarian's Father

Marcus Nispel's remake of Conan the Barbarian is currently scheduled to begin filming in mid-March, but they seem to be missing a few people - more specifically, the entire cast. Word was just sent down the wire that Jason Momoa will be playing the legendary Cimmerian, but unless the film is a one man show (it's not) then they are going to have to find a bunch of people very quickly. It appears that they may be doing just that.

Latino Review has just begun a rumor by claiming that Mickey Rourke has been offered the role of Corin, the leader of the Cimmerians and Conan's father. Be sure to note the words "rumor" and "offered" in the last sentence. In the film, Corin teaches his son, who is born a savage killer, to control his ferocious instincts. Because when I think of Mickey Rourke, I think of a man in control.

It'll be surprising if the rumor is true, since the role seems small for an actor nominated for Best Actor only two years ago, and now playing the main villain in one of this year's biggest blockbusters. Had Rourke instead been rumored for Khalar Singh, the man who kills Corin in the film, it might be slightly more believable. For now, hold out for more information.

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