Just last week we learned that Arnold Schwarzenegger would be venturing to the small screen with some sort of international TV series. Now it sounds like we know what that project is as EW has exclusively revealed the former Governor of California is teaming up with comic book king Stan Lee for a cartoon superhero series called The Governator. The seed for this show was planted way back in 2003 when Schwarzenegger was only running for office and the affectionate pop culture/political nickname was coined. Schwarzenegger recalls, “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…”
Details on this crazy new animated series can be found after the jump.
The series won’t be out until next year and for now all we have is a small picture of Schwarzenegger’s animated alter ego above. However, Stan Lee was forthcoming with some details on the new character. He says:
“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.”
So what kind of villains will The Governator be taking on? Well, one evil organization that keeps showing up is Gangsters Imposters Racketeers Liars & Irredeemable Ex-cons, or rather, G.I.R.L.I.E. Men. Yes, this is something that exists. Schwarzenegger will fight these and more villains with f super vehicles at his disposal, a closet full of “Super Suits” that allow him to fly and perform other super stunts, and a team of colorful sidekicks, such as Zeke Muckerberg (Get it?!), the precocious 13-year-old computer whiz who acts as the Governator’s cybersecurity expert. I don’t think this is going to be a cartoon for viewers over the age of 12, but there are plenty of Schwarzengger fans out there, so we’ll see what happens.