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Arnold Schwarzenegger Returning to Conan Franchise

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 21:  Arnold Schwarzenegger attends Royal Oak 40 Years: From Avant-Garde to Icon at Park Avenue Armory on March 21, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Arnold Schwarzenegger is going back to barbarian basics: Deadline reports that the actor has signed on to reprise his title character from 1982's Conan the Barbarian, reducing last year's Jason Momoa–toplined reboot to a mere blip. Universal is shooting for a summer 2014 release date for The Legend of Conan, though the studio is still searching for a director, writer, and loincloth.

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