And the curveball award of 2011 goes to Arnold Schwarzenegger for choosing animated TV show/comic book The Governator as his next project!
Here's what Arnie had to say about his upcoming collaboration with X-Men/Spider-Man creator Stan Lee:
“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 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…”
“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.”
And here's what Stan Lee had to say about it:
“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.”
Here are some other deets that have been revealed about The Governator:
- He'll have a closet filled with "Super Suits" that give him the ability to do "super stunts" and fly
- Sidekicks include "Zeke Muckerberg, the precocious 13-year-old computer whiz who acts as the Governator’s cybersecurity expert."
- One supervillain will be "Gangsters Imposters Racketeers Liars & Irredeemable Ex-cons (or G.I.R.L.I.E. Men, for short)."
Ha! We have a feeling this is gonna be REALLY popular when it comes out. Sounds like fun!
Will U watch and/or read The Governator when it comes out next year?
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