The more clips I see from the upcoming Conan movie the more interesting it appears, at least as a swords and sorcery flick. Whether it's Howard's Conan remains to be seen.
The one thing that's been really bugging me this whole time (besides the contemporary 'metal' music played during the preview, which, at least in one version has been removed) is Conan's eye color.
Jason Mamoa, playing the northern-born Cimmerian, has a naturally shaggy mane and brown eyes. I'm sure he'll be great in the role he's been asked to play but the devil is in the details, son. Our Cimmerian needs those steely blue eyes, no?
A very, very subtle thing but very important, IMHO, to solidify the actor in the role.
Now, contacts? Why not? Simple fix.
Color Mamoa's eyes blue in post? Totally possible.
All of this has been done before....
Giving Sue Storm blue eyes didn't make or break these mediocre films of the worlds greatest comic but it was a nice minor detail.
So what about Howard's barbarian?
I've lifted a couple of stills and altered the eyes (I know, how obsessive is that?).
Will this happen? We'll only know once we pay the ticket price and sit down in our seats with our pop-corn and sodas waiting for that first scene.
It's all in the details.....
PS, I'm not the only one pondering this....