Friday, August 19, 2011
'Conan The Barbarian': Where's The Khal Drogo Movie?
Jason Momoa certainly has mastered the art of playing butt-kicking, half-naked, long-haired savages, as proven by this weekend's "Conan the Barbarian." But, as excited as we are here at MTV Movies Blog, we couldn't help wonder what a movie about his other recent brutish leading role would look like. Blame it on our "Game of Thrones" withdrawals, but with "Conan" coming out this weekend I couldn't resist trying to dream up what "Khal Drogo: The Movie" would look like. Sure, he may or may not be coming back next season, but if the great Khal had his own prequel spin-off big screen action romp, it probably would look something like this... First Act: The Pillage If there's anything the Dothraki are known (and infamous) for, it's their tendency to rape, pillage and conquer everything in their path. Of course, this doesn't set up a very likeable hero, but Momoa's Khal Drogo charms us right off the back by not being as nasty as some of his other barbarians. The Dothraki lifestyle is set up, and we all get to see Drogo being more of a general badass than he typically is. Second Act: The Princess But then, the plot thickens! Illyrio Mopatis, a wealthy Pentosi merchant, is calling for the greatest Dothraki Khal to marry the rightful princess of Westeros, Daenerys Targaryen, and return to conquer her home country. Since Drogo is the greatest Khal of his time, he willingly steps up to the challenge. Third Act: The Challenge Maybe it's because we're such suckers for chances to see more of the Dothraki society, but we would totally look forward to a chance to see the Khals face off against one another (and have more people end up liking Drogo even more!). Drogo of course kicks butt and takes names in order to win the right to marry the Westerosi princess, and returns to Illyrio to claim his prize. Conclusion: His Sun-And-Stars Finally, the Khal's chance for redemption has arrived! The Targaryen princess might not seem to like him very much at first, but we all know how their love trajectory happens (hint: it's happy... sort of). Like the "Game of Thrones" series as compared to the books, this ending will give fans of the show a chance to see Daenerys and Drogo's wedding from the Dothraki's perspective, and add plenty of insight to his character as a whole. Long live Khal Drogo! Tell us what you think of our movie proposal in the comments section below or on Twitter!