All actors have made career choices they bitterly regret, and Jason Momoa is no exception to the rule. Nevertheless, at the time of shooting his remake of Conan the Barbarian, the actor was rather confident.
Indeed, according to him, it is the post-production that turned this movie into “a huge pile of shit”! “I’ve been in a lot of things that suck, and there are movies where you can’t help it. Conan was one of them. It was one of the best (filming) experiences I’ve had, and it ended up being a huge pile of shit,” the Aquaman star lamented in an interview with GQ.
Released in 2011, this remake of the 1984 classic starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, itself adapted from the novels of Robert E. Howard, was indeed a nice fiasco and probably not only because of the post-production!
Directed by Marcus Nispel, the film, which also had Rachel Nichols, Rose McGowan, Stephen Lang and Ron Perlman in the cast, was a flop at the box office. Fortunately for Jason Momoa, the same year the first season of Game of Thrones was aired, a series in which he played another barbarian who, as everyone knows, served his career much better than Conan!