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Jared Padalecki: Conan The Barbarian Competitor -- EXCLUSIVE

Jared Padalecki: Conan The Barbarian Competitor -- EXCLUSIVE

Supernatural star Jared Padalecki is the third actor in the running to star in the remake of Conan The Barbarian, sources tell

It was reported earlier this week that Kellan Lutz (Twilight) and Jason Momoa (Stargate: Atlantis, Baywatch) are the two others in competition for the role.

Conan is set to start production on March 15 in Bulgaria but as previously reported that Padalecki‘s schedule might be causing a little bit of trouble — he plans on tying the knot with fiancee Genevieve Cortese this spring in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Directing Conan is Marcus Nispel, who worked with Jared on the 2009 horror flick Friday the 13th.

WHO DO YOU THINK is right for the Conan role — Kellan, Jason or Jared?

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  • Alice

    Jared Padalecki, 4 sure.

  • shannanigans

    I love Jared Padalecki, he’s great in everything he does. (Just Jared, this is a manip photo, fyi.)


    Jared ! then I would definitely watch the movie.

  • chloe

    Maybe the only reason to watch the movie (the picture is a manip)

  • Mac

    you know that this pic of jared in the post is a fake right?
    maybe you should change it before anyone else realizes it…

  • Aylin

    In that case I would watch the movie.

  • brightside

    None. I like Jared best – have done so since Supernatural but Arnie was, and always will be, the definitive Conan. He grunted and glared in all the right places and didn’t talk much.

  • The Comedian

    Definitively a manip, so much for the journalistic work guys
    Anyway, he is SO NOT a Conan type ! I love the guy but it’s not a role for me
    I wonder if he ever heard about this !!

  • http://justjared style1

    Damn he is sexy

  • amanda

    jared padalecki is the love of my life <3 i hope you get the part jared ! i dont even care if he gets engaged i just want him to go on a tlk show so i can meet him <3 :D but ew. hate her !

  • ohforgoodnesssakes

    That is a sad manip that has been going around for years. THAT IS NOT HIS BODY. At least use a picture that isn’t a manip. Geesh.

  • modeztgirl

    Definitely Jared!!

  • Lewzar

    I can’t even take this story seriously because you clearly can’t bother to find a REAL picture of Jared Padalecki. Also, you might want to correct the spelling of his last name. You have it as Padelecki.

  • Liv

    As much as I like Jared from Supernatural, I’m not sure he’d make the best Conan. Why the hell are they remaking Conan anyways?

  • jamie

    what does manip mean?

  • ohforgoodnesssakes

    It means it’s a photoshopped picture. Someone added his head on a different body.

  • Iggles

    I think of the 3, Jason Momoa (from Stargate Atlantis) is best suited for the role.

  • hollywoodgossip


  • A.H.

    I love Jared on Supernatural (and I think he’d be great in romantic comedies), but I just can’t see him as Conan. For me, it’s a no-brainer; Jason Momoa. He has the size and build, the right look and persona, and the PERFECT voice. If they’re going to do a remake of Conan, they should go with Momoa.

  • ztacks

    It’s funny how you guys seem surprised JJ doesn’t know this is fake. Why is that so obvious? Sheeez lighten up..

  • Jenny

    I don’t want him all bulked up.
    NO! >_<

  • chelsey

    jason momoa. He is fantastic and seems he would fit the role best.

  • heck

    Jared for sure

  • Hell yeah

    Jared, absolutely. I love him.

  • Nadia

    Daniel Cudmore was autioning for the role too.

  • JC


  • AmraTheLion

    Have you guys confirmed that the other possible actors Urban, Jay Tavare, Travis Van Winkle and Derek Mears are no longer in consideration as the “thid” actor?

  • Team Padalecki

    Jared Padalecki! I hope they can make the scheduling work so that he can be on the big screen again!! Go Jared !

  • Megan

    Jared, definitely. And could people PLEASE get it in their heads that the photo of Jared here is not real? It’s his face plastered on some random dude’s body. Jared’s body is much more attractive than that, FYI.

  • Rene

    Jared is supposed to get married in February so that is not a conflict. His conflict would be with filming Supernatural til late March.

  • Nic

    jason momoa.
    done and done.

  • bohemeballerine

    Kellan definitely

  • Elyse

    I’ll vote for Jason Momoa. He CAN swing a mean sword ;)

  • stellartes

    Jason Momoa all the way…he is very tall,buff and has a very exotic look! it’s hard to replace arnold be for me Jason comes to closest!

  • kelly

    lol @ the manip XD

  • Mo

    yeah, jared is a good pick. although i do have to comment, like many others, that you have a fake picture of jared. thats his head but not his body.

  • mariel

    Jared gets my vote!

  • Annie


  • http://whothehellcares miss dannielle

    as “cool” as he is can we get a real crappy syfy actor in here or a guy who needs the job..or how about why even remake this let arnolds be THE ONE. its gonna flop anyways. lol no one wants to see CONAN!! what the french.

  • Ally

    Jared!!! Most definitely!! We need more Jared!!

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  • Johnny

    Much better than any of those twilight girly men.

  • Kristen

    I love Jared so much, but no. Jason would be SO much better for that role.

  • Smarter than you

    Do you people think that at some point some smart person amongst the morons on your staff will point out that THAT IS NOT JARED PADALECKI IN THAT PICTURE? It’s a photo manipulation. Lord, does anyone do any work besides the fans?

  • winnie

    This photo of Jared is a MANIP!!. There are so many photo’s out there of Jared that show off his real body aka tv guide shoot. Do you need us fans to link you to the real image?

  • Oh Canada

    I just wanted to say Arnold was soooo hot. He’s the best looking pro body builder there ever was.

    I think they should leave Conan the Barbarian alone, it’s a cult classic, it doesn’t need a remake.

  • marianne

    huuuummm, jared, the barbarian….. very interesting!

  • http://justjared Vickie

    Jared would be very good on the eyes. Why remake such a classic movie. Can anyone really fill the original Conan’s shoes.

  • Ash

    That manip doesn’t show Jared’s broad shoulders and gigantic arms!

    I don’t think a movie can do anything but flunk (it’s not the 80ies anymore) so I hope Jared gets plenty of cash for doing this if he does. At least don’t make this flick into the drool fest for steroid worshippers like the other one was. A grunting, pumped up idiot is nowhere sexy in today culture.

    If Jared does this, at least let him act. He’ll surprise with what he can do other than look like a genetic masterpiece. Born Under a bad sign anyone?

  • jolly