I am real skeptical about this. It would be nice if they could manage something interesting but so far none of the movies have had that special something that the books did. The first one came close in the first 1/2 hour, and the one with whatshisname from Game of Thrones had some of the later day Conan swashbuckling cheese to it...but it's like Hellraiser, where they just haven't put together ONE solid flick.
So what will we expect him to do as Conan in the next iteration? Morgan stated:
“He’s not going out and fighting battles, but he ends up getting drawn into something. And he has to access the barbarian he was in his youth. I love that Conan has been many things in his life, notably a pirate, a major tactician and a commander of men. In this movie, we’re going to tap into some of those things – things you haven’t seen on screen yet.”
Morgan, who was referencing the original Robert E. Howard stories above, is a fan of the original John Milius film, as well as huge fan of the character and every facet of his life:
“I want the warrior whose joints have started to fuse together, who has to crack the cartilage so he can pick up a sword again. I want the guy who’s not necessarily lost a step, but there’s some rust he has to shake off. I want to embrace that. It makes it a greater hero story. Conan needs to be faced with challenges. The greatest challenge to him isn’t the armies that are set before him. It’s, on some level, self-doubt, a little bit of slowing down and forcing yourself to be heroic beyond what people expect of you. What I don’t want is for him to step back in and look the same. That would defeat the purpose of our story.”