It seems the main bad guy in James Cameron's film could be the villain in Marcus Nispel's new film as well. Latino Review is reporting that Avatar's Stephen Lang has been offered the role of the villainous Khalar Singh in Conan.
It was said that Lang and Millenium Pictures are still in talks for the role, so nothing has been set in stone as of yet. The site also posted a casting breakdown for the role, which you can read below.
"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..."
We'll be sure to keep you posted on any news Conan as soon as we have more information. Marcus Nispel is directing Conan from a script by Thomas Dean Donnelly, Joshua Oppenheimer. Jason Momoa, Leo Howard and Bob Sapp star in the film.