After watching Stephen Lang’s performance as Col. Quaritch in Avatar, you could tell he was good at playing the bad guy. Seriously, they might as well have put a stamp on his forehead that said “Villain,” because he was pure evil. Other people in the industry must have taken note of his devious portrayal because we’re hearing that he’s been offered the part of the main villain in the upcoming Conan movie.
According to Latino Review, Lang has been offered the role of Khalar Singh. The people over at Millenium are still in negotiations with the actor’s representatives so nothing has been set in stone. But in my humble opinion this role is his for the taking. The only setback would be his actual look in comparison to the character’s description. Singh is said to be “in his 40s to 50s, Asian or Middle Eastern, Central Asian, Mongol, Turkish, or Persian,” yet the role is open to all ethnicities
We all know Hollywood can work wonders in the makeup department, just ask Robert Downey Jr. As for the character’s physical prowess, he’s said to be “commanding in size and manner, a warlord and formidable warrior, brilliant, cruel, weathered and tanned by the many campaigns he has waged and won.”
Within the character description they do manage to give a few spoilers about the plot so be careful before reading…
His goal is to find the Queen whose blood will bring life to the demonic minions of Acheron while making himself king of this hellish power. With this power, Khalar will protect his legacy against the onslaught of master sorcerer, Thoth-Amon so that his weak son, Fariq may rule after his death. While riding into a Cimmerian village to recruit his old comrade, Corin, his large collection of mercenaries slaughters them to the last soul when Corin refuses to join them. The village’s only survivor was young Conan. When Khalar’s search has finally narrowed to the likely discovery of the queen at a monastery of female monks, he also learns Conan is older and hungry for revenge…
Do you think Stephen Lang should star as the villain in Conan? Who else should they consider for the role?
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