According to ComingSoon.net, writer/director John Milius definitely plans to go forward with King Conan: Crown of Iron without the newly-elected California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
“This could be John’s best script ever,” says a source about the Conan the Barbarian follow-up. There’s a challenging Conan role and it contains five significant female roles.
Someone close to the project says there will be advantages about going with another actor. It’ll be cheaper to make, no studio interference, it’ll be possible to shoot in exotic locales for which Arnold wouldn’t get insurance from the studio, and less CGI.