A few days ago, we brought you the Cimmerian-ific news that Avatar's Stephen Lang was being offered the role of the main villain, Khalar Singh, in the upcoming Conan. You may remember how I waxed poetic about the potential cinematic beauty of Lang wreaking havoc across ancient lands and hoped this would come to pass.
Short answer: It did. MTV has confirmed that Latino Review scoop.
By the way...have I mentioned how much I love Lang? Because you will too after you hear him talk about preparing for the role:
"I have no idea how I'm going to do it...First I'm going to find out how I'm going to sound. I'm going to get back on a Mongolian pony and ride like the wind. I'm going to flash my scimitar. I'm going to cut the nuts off Conan and his father."
Follow the link above to see Lang actually say this out loud. You hear that sound? That's the sound of me developing a total man crush.
Lang is too good of an actor to get typecast as the villain in big Hollywood productions, but the guy seems to have a good sense of humor about all of this and looks ready to embrace the fact that he is capable of chewing scenery with the best of them.
Khalar Singh will cut the nuts off Conan and his father in 2011.