After months of speculating (and teasing) whether which movie or franchise Arnold Schwarzenegger going to make a comeback, it turns out to be quite a surprise to most fans out there. Ladies and gentlemen, it's not the much talked-about TRUE LIES 2 or any feature-length movie of any kind but it's rather an animated series!
Oh, wait... animated series? Well, believe it or not, here he is -- in an animated series (as well as comic book) where he's going to be a cartoon superhero known as "the Governator".
"When I ran for governor back in 2003 and I started hearing people talking about 'the Governator,' I thought the word was so cool", the 63-year-old Schwarzenegger tells Entertainment Weekly in his first press interview since leaving office last January. He added, "The word Governator combined two worlds: the world of politics and the movie world. And [this cartoon] brings everything together. It combines the governor, the Terminator, the bodybuilding world, the True Lies…"
The new animated series and the comic book is being co-created by Stan Lee and they won't be out until next year. But Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive early look of Arnold's the Governator character. (Check out the magazine cover at the left side)
Here's what Stan Lee have to say about the project:
“The Governator is going to be a great superhero, but he’ll also be Arnold Schwarzenegger. We’re using all the personal elements of Arnold’s life. We’re using his wife [Maria Shriver]. We’re using his kids. We’re using the fact that he used to be governor. Only after he leaves the governor’s office, Arnold decides to become a crime fighter and builds a secret high-tech crime-fighting center under his house in Brentwood.”
Not only that, the Governator will have the Arnold Cave, a fleet of super vehicles at his disposal, a closet full of "Super Suits" that enable him to fly and perform other super stunts, and a team of colorful sidekicks such as Zeke Muckerberg, the precocious 13-year-old computer whiz who acts as the Governator’s cybersecurity expert. Of course, no superhero will ever be complete without supervillain in the tow -- and it's an evil organization called Gangsters Imposters Racketeers Liars & Irredeemable Ex-cons (or G.I.R.L.I.E. Men).
This is certainly an unexpected but extraordinary project for the multi-talented Schwarzenegger, in which he goes on record saying:
“I love the idea of a control center below my house with a path so that boats and submarines can go right into the ocean. “In the cartoon, my house is much closer to the beach than where we live, but, you know, it’s a cartoon.”
Hmm... what do you think fellas? Do you think this is a good career move for a guy like Schwarzenegger?