Mickey Rourke to play Conan’s father Corin

As reported by Celebrityauthentics, Mickey ‘The Wrestler’ Rourke will play the part of Corin, Conan’s father in the upcoming Conan Movie by Millenium/Paradox/Lionsgate. They say he will soon fly off to Bulgaria to start shooting the scenes, where he will most likely meet Leo Howard who plays his young son.

As I’ve said in the past, Mickey Rourke is in my opinion a great actor and has lots of screen presence, but he also has this inherent “slowness” in his portrayal of the characters, that I wouldn’t necessarily connect in my mind with the Cimmerian father of furious Conan. Since Rourke is a very versatile actor though, I am sure he will, as always, deliver a great performance and put his own mark on the beginning of the movie.