During an Academy Awards interview with MTV this past Sunday, Stephen Lang (Avatar, Public Enemies) announced his intentions to castrate Conan the Barbarian and his father. “I’m going to cut the nuts off of Conan and his father” said Lang to an extremely intimidated looking MTV red carpet reporter. After viewing his chilly gun fighter role in Public Enemies, and his military industrial complex enforcer in Avatar, I can’t wait to see this chap chew up some scenery as Khalar Singh in the new Conan flick. Hit the jump to view the aforementioned video along with a description of the character.
Here’s the info we posted on Khalar Singh when it was rumored that Lang was up for the part:
Khalar Singh is in his 40s to 50s, Asian or Middle Eastern, Central Asian, Mongol, Turkish, or Persian, open to all ethnicities; commanding in size and manner, a warlord and formidable warrior, brilliant, cruel, weathered and tanned by the many campaigns he has waged and won. He is driven in his quest to find the Queen of Acheron and has been building an empire to do so.
His goal is to find the Queen whose blood will bring life to the demonic minions of Acheron while making himself king of this hellish power. With this power, Khalar will protect his legacy against the onslaught of master sorcerer, Thoth-Amon so that his weak son, Fariq may rule after his death. While riding into a Cimmerian village to recruit his old comrade, Corin, his large collection of mercenaries slaughters them to the last soul when Corin refuses to join them. The village’s only survivor was young Conan. When Khalar’s search has finally narrowed to the likely discovery of the queen at a monastery of female monks, he also learns Conan is older and hungry for revenge…