Arnie set to return as Conan the Barbarian

London: Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to reprise one of his most famous roles – Conan the Barbarian, for a forthcoming sequel.

The 65-year-old actor will play the sword-swinging hero in ‘The Legend of Conan,’ 30 years after the film launched the Austrian bodybuilder as a Hollywood superstar.

“I always loved the Conan character, and I’m honoured to be asked to step into the role once again,” the Telegraph quoted him as saying in a statement.

The original films, 1982’s ‘Conan the Barbarian’ and 1984’s ‘Conan The Destroyer,’ together grossed more than 70 million dollars at US box office.