Playing Conan the Barbarian
Luckily for Jason, the casting director for “Game of Thrones” was also the casting director to the reboot of the 1982 classic, “Conan the Barbarian” starring Arnold Schwarzenneger. Due to Jason’s stellar audition, he landed the role.
The film was first released on August 17, 2011, in four countries: France, Belgium, the Phillipines and Iceland Belgium, Iceland, and the Philippines before the North American release on August 19. The film was a box office bomb, and received largely negative reviews. But that didn’t deter Momoa.