Exclusive: Schwarzenegger Talks Conan the Conqueror and Triplets!
Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 10:22PM
Ryan Gillen in Conan, TAFs Staff, Triplets

Fans of the world’s greatest bodybuilder / action hero were pumped to share an “Experience with Arnold Schwarzenegger”, a black tie dinner and Q&A event held in Edinburgh today and Birmingham on Thursday, January 21st. There were many highlights throughout the night, including a Terminator entertainer (Stuart of Britain's Got Talent), life- sized Arnold statues, excellent food and a charity auction to bid on Schwarzenegger memorabilia. But the evening's greatest highlight came from Arnold when he shared with us an update to his future in film!

The Legend of Conan / Conan the Conqueror (UPDATED! 1-24-16)
Has the next Conan film been given a name change? It was announced earlier that the next Arnold Schwarzenegger Conan film be called “The Legend of Conan” but now, straight out of Arnold’s own mouth, he just called it "Conan the Conqueror”! Arnold gave new information about his upcoming film.
"Conan the Conqueror,” says Arnold, "where I’m sitting on the throne for years and years - decades, and then all of the sudden, the time comes when they want to overthrow me. So that story WILL be told and that movie WILL be done."
Interestingly enough, "Conan the Conqueror,” was to be the title given to Arnold's proposed 1987 sequel to his Conan the Destroyer film. TheArnoldFans is thrilled to hear Schwarzenegger give us hope that Conan is still alive and well.
“Yes,” confirms Arnold, “as a matter of fact, it (The Legend of Conan) has been written and we are now looking for directors so this is a serious drive (now for Conan).”
Although Arnold may hit age 69 when filing begins later this year, Schwarzenegger shows no signs of letting age slow him down.
"One of the advantages for when you train every day,” begins Arnold, "when you bicycle everyday, when you work out every day is that age is not registering in the body the same with everyone else. Because when you stay in shape, you do turn back the clock. So I feel great and the last few movies that I’ve done, I’ve done many of my own stunts. I did all the physical stuff and it didn’t wipe me out and I have plenty of energy and feel really terrific. So I am absolutely convinced that I can do the Conan movie and do the horseback riding, the sword fights and all the fighting.”
Arnold’s closing remarks of his readiness for Conan was being drown out in cheers as Conan remains Arnold Schwarzenegger’s longest running biggest fan-anticipated project!

We also heard from Legend of Conan producer Frederick Malmberg:
Yes, Chris Morgan and I are meeting with directors at this moment. Interest is high, many are fans of Conan but we are not rushing. We have a great script and now we need the right director for the job.

Triplets may still be on Arnold’s plate as well. Arnold stays hungry for the Twins 2 sequel!
“Yes,” confirms Schwarzenegger, “we’ve been working on this now for the last two years, I would say. The idea was to have Danny Devito, myself with Eddie Murphy, be all of a sudden, the other twin - the triplet that we find. It comes out that after our mother dies, the will gets read out loud and it says you get this, and you get this and your OTHER brother gets this. And we are like, 'what, what other brother?' And then we discover that there is something off here. Then we find out about the experiment that was made and there was some black person involved."
Screenwriter Josh Gad tells TheArnoldFans that the Triplets script is complete!
“The script is actually done,” says Gad. "Everybody agrees that it's great. We wound up doing 2 drafts. Everybody read the script and loved it, so I hope it sees the light of day at some point. It's there and in great shape."
Gad also tells us that Julius & Vincent have grown apart since the last film. “Their lives have changed,” Gad tells TheArnoldFans. “The two of them find themselves at a major crossroads where they've sort of grown apart over the years and what winds up bringing them together is a 3rd brother they never knew they had who could potentially be played by Eddie Murphy."
Finally, Arnold had nice words to say about his friend Sly Stallone winning the Golden Globe and says he too believes an Oscar will one day be in his future.

“It will happen,” says Schwarzenegger. 

We believe Arnold’s two best chances to get an Oscar for best actor may be his next two films: The Legend of Conan (said to be Arnold’s very dramatic “Unforgiven") and the movie he just finished, 478! In this revenge drama, shooting in Columbus, Ohio, Schwarzenegger plays a man seeking revenge on an air traffic controller, who accidentally caused a tragic plane crash and the death of Arnold’s character’s wife and child. 

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