Arnie To Star As The Governator
Arnold Schwarzenegger is to star as a cartoon superhero in his first major casting since he left office in January. Arnie will be teaming up with legendary Marvel comic book creator Stan Lee to produce The Governator, a character based loosely on his life who fights crime when he leaves office. Wait, isn’t this supposed to be fictional?
“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 Entertainment Weekly “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…”,
Stan Lee meanwhile couldn’t be happier to be working with Arnie, “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. 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 centre under his house in Brentwood.”
He’ll have the full scale of Batman-esque gadgetry at his disposable and will apparently have a full cast of colourful sidekicks. Sounds utterly camp and utterly brilliant. We can’t wait.