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Monday, April 4, 2011

Schwarzenegger announces 'The Governator' cartoon


Actor/politician hooks up with comic book genius Stan Lee on new superhero series.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger's first big project since leaving office has been revealed, and as rumored it will feature the actor/politician as a larger-than-life superhero.

The 63-year-old announced in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly that he’s teaming up with legendary comic book genius Stan Lee to bring the animated series, “The Governator,” to life.
“When I ran for governor back in 2003 and I started hearing people talking about ‘The Governator,’ I thought the word was so cool,” he told EW. “The word Governator combined two worlds — the world of politics and the movie world. And the cartoon brings everything together. It combines the governor, the ‘Terminator,’ the bodybuilding world, the ‘True Lies’ world.”
Said Stan: ”Only after he leaves the governor’s office, Arnold decides to become a crime fighter and builds a secret high-tech crime-fighting centre under his house in Brentwood.”
Along with a teenage team that assists The Governator in fighting various injustices, Schwarzenegger's alter ego will also have a suit that allows him to breathe underwater and turn invisible. Oh yeah — and a fleet of "eco-friendly cars" — which is different from the reality of the former governor's garage.
According to sources, Lee is working overtime to deliver a "Governator" prototype in time for the Comic Con convention in July. The current schedule has the series and a comic book launching by the end of 2012.
Schwarzenegger will officially unveil his plans for "The Governator" during the annual MIPTV international festival in Cannes, France, on April 4.
Check out a gallery of concept art from the new cartoon series over at EW here.


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Arnold decided to call the multi-platform project the Governator, because of a nick name he was given during his time as the governor of California. Although the name was given to him as a joke, the Terminator star thought it was kind of cool. As you can tell by the title, the comic book, animated TV series and 3D movie will star Arnold Schwarzenegger – who recently announced he was returning to acting – as a crime fighting governor. Both the comic book and series will be developed and produced by Stan Lee, with help from Arnold.