Ten days ago there was some interesting news about the entertainment future of ’80s action superstar, and now former Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Now at least part of it has been confirmed, including the involvement of Marvel icon Stan Lee (who helped create the newest hero).
Meet his newest project: “The Governator”
It’s a cartoon version of Schwarzenegger taking place after he has left the Governor’s office. Becoming a crime fighter, The Governator will run operations out of a secret high-tech crime-fighting center (aka Arnold Cave) under his house in Brentwood and will have a fleet of super vehicles as well as a closet full of “Super Suits” at his disposal. He will be surrounded by a gallery of sidekicks, including a 13-year-old computer whiz. He will also face supervillains, amongst them the G.I.R.L.I.E Men.
The official announcement is coming April 4, 2011.
What does this mean? It’s not all that shocking that Arnold would poke fun at his image a bit with an animated television series. In fact it’s rather brilliant. He gets to play the superhero but without taking a machine gun against a small South American country. Whether or not audiences will accept him is another but so far it’s rather shrewd.
He gets to test the waters out with a known commodity in Lee but without embrassing himself on camera. If audiences respond well then funding for True Lies 2 might be easier to find.
Tags: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Stan Lee
Source: Deadline Hollywood