Djimon Hounsou Is Doomed, Thulsa Doomed

Well, crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and hear the lamentation of the women! It looks like the new Conan movie might actually happen after all. Variety is reporting that actor Djimon Housou (Blood Diamond, Constantine) has been hired to put on the large leather head-dress once worn by James Earl Jones, as the evil Thulsa Doom. Sounds fine to me, except…

Planned pic will showcase the origins of the flawed hero and show how his road to hell was paved with good intentions.

For all that we’ve very recently talked about heroes-turned-villains here on TR, and how awesome and tragic and meaningful that can be, I can honestly say I feel that Thulsa Doom is not bound by this rule. I don’t want to see Thulsa Doom turn from Anakin into Darth Vader; I want him to behead his own minions ruthlessly and have their arterial spray cover a half dozen topless slave girls chained to the wall (or something equivalent). Seriously, he’s allowed to just be an evil fuck. His last name is Doom. That’s the all-clear sign. (Via FilmDrunk)