The young actor who portrayed the youthful Snake Eyes in flashback scenes in last summer’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra film is about to perform in a similar role in the new film charged with rebooting the Conan franchise.  Leo Howard, who is just 12 years old, will play the young Conan in the new Lionsgate feature film that Marcus Nispel is directing (see “Conan to Start Filming”).

According to the Latino Review, Howard will have a meaty role in the new Conan film with his segment lasting about 15 minutes.  The young Conan will see his father killed, which will provide the motivation for his actions during the rest of the movie.  Jason Momoa will portray the adult Conan (see “Conan Actor Chosen”) in the film that is now slated to start shooting in Bulgaria in March.