Update: The first official photo of Jason Momoa as Conan has been released!

The first set photos featuring Jason Momoa as the legendary Conan the Barbarian have surfaced online thanks to the REH Forum via Latino Review. A lot of people have already seen the images and are voicing their like/dislike of the creative license director Marcus Nispel is taking with the character. We actually dig his look and feel that it’s a refreshing update from the Arnold Schwarzenegger version we’ve seen in the past. See for yourself and tell us what you think…

Conan is due out in theaters sometime next year (2011) and until the studio decides to release some high quality stills from the film these photos will have to do. Here’s Momoa dressed like a Barbarian from head to toe.

Momoa obviously isn’t as muscular as the 1982 Conan but he looks like he could still kick our asses. For those of you who are obsessed with the bulky version of the character, give the guy a chance. He might surprise you! Conan will also star Rose McGowan, Stephen Lang. Rachel Nichols, Ron Perlman, Leo Howard, and Said Taghmaoui.

What do you think of the first photos of Jason Momoa as Conan? Are you willing to give him a chance?