Well now, this is interesting. Rumors have the producers of the new Conan movie close to casting their lead (http://www.joblo.com/index.php?id=30407). And they’ve apparently narrowed their choices down to two or three possible candidates, one of them none other than our very own Jason Momoa, Stargate: Atlantis’s Ronon Dex.
My take? Hell, yeah! I think Jason would be perfect. He possesses not only the requisite physical stature and bearing, but a genuine warrior’s spirit that would imbue the role with a depth and complexity others would be hard-pressed to match. He’s also dedicated many years to honing his battle skills in both sword and hand to hand combat. And, speaking from personal experience, I guarantee that Jason will go to unbelievable ends to research and prepare for the part, focusing his entirety on delivering what would no doubt be a big league performance. Finally, if you’re looking to draw a female audience in addition to those action-oriented males, then I’d say Jason’s good looks cement him as the ideal candidate to play Conan.
So, there’s my vote. Your thoughts?
Oh, yeah. Regarding those season two episode titles. The list should actually look something like this:
Feeling a little under the weather – but I suppose that’s to be expected. I went out for vegetarian food tonight. A full report with all of the gory details (and equally gory pics) in tomorrow’s update.
Thanks to everyone who posted well-wishes for mom. I’m sure she’ll be thrilled once sis directs her to the blog.
Major D. Davis writes: “1. Is Andy mikita directing the season 2 premier?
2. Is the season 2 premier called incursion part 3?”
Answers: Yes and no.
Pastrygirl writes: “This early on in starting a season, do you already have a budget from the studio? Do they give you a set amount for the season, and you divvy it up per episode evenly, or kind of rob one to pay for the extra explosions/space battles in the next episode? What happens if you go over budget?”
Answer: The budget is set before prep for the season even begins. That amount is divided up between the 20 episodes, thus establishing our pattern episodic budget. Some episodes will prove more costly and that’s alright – so long as we make up the difference by producing less expensive episodes. This way we ensure that, by season’s end, we don’t come in over budget.
Malibunextyear writes: “Hi, wishing your mother a speedy recovery. I have missed your blog, hope it’s safe to return!”
Answer: Yep, the coast is clear. Welcome back, Sheryl.
Flagitous writes: “So, as mentioned above, I am respectfully requesting that you, or another member of the staff read, and answer the questions in this one thread only.”
Answer: If you’re looking for answers, you’re best bet would be to ask the question here.
Sean D. writes: ”
1. Will future SGU episodes include any increase in the amount of Stargate humor than what we saw in the first half of season 1?
2. Do you have any food allergies (if so, what)?”
Answers: 1. The tone of the second half of the season will be consistent with the first. No Family Ties or Harmony-type episodes.
NarellefromAus writes: “By the way, what fragrance did you end up taking to Tokyo this time to remind you of your travels?”
Answer: The same one I took the last time I went – John Varvatos, Vintage.