If there was one character in James Cameron’s Avatar which made me smile with his scenery chewing it was Colonel Quaritch, played by Stephen Lang and today it was confirmed that Lang is to appear in the forthcoming Conan film as its primary villain Khalar Singh.

Latino Review had the rumour and MTV confirmed it right on the Oscars red carpet, here’s what the man said,

I’ve accepted the role of Khalar Singh…I have no idea how I’m going to do it.

First I’m going to find out how I’m going to sound. I’m going to get back on a Mongolian pony and ride like the wind. I’m going to flash my scimitar. I’m going to cut the nuts off Conan and his father.

Already I can’t wait to see this man in action, and I’m keen to see if Lang is given the chance to add a third dimension to his patented badass character last seen drinking coffee while blowing seven shades of Pandora out of the Na’vi in Avatar.

MTV also included the casting breakdown for the man himself.

Khalar Singh is in his 40s to 50s, Asian or Middle Eastern, Central Asian, Mongol, Turkish, or Persian, open to all ethnicities; commanding in size and manner, a warlord and formidable warrior, brilliant, cruel, weathered and tanned by the many campaigns he has waged and won. He is driven in his quest to find the Queen of Acheron and has been building an empire to do so.

Jason Momoa is set to play Conan and rumours flying around are calling Mickey Rourke for Conan Snr. and Lionsgate will no doubt drip feed the rest of the cast as time goes on.