Djimon Hounsou will star as immortal sorcerer "Thulsa Doom," a central figure in the Conan the Barbarian and Kull comic books. The film will showcase the origins of the flawed hero and show how his road to hell was paved with good intentions. The character will be featured in his own comic book series, published by Dynamite, an imprint of Dynamic Forces, in 2009. He originally appeared in the Robert E. Howard pulp story "Delcardes' Cat," published in the 1930s. Doom was portrayed by James Earl Jones in 1982's "Conan the Barbarian."