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Arnold Schwarzenegger is a cartoon superhero named The Governator, really

03.30.2011

We've been wondering what Arnold Schwarzenegger would do once he finally left political office in California. Would the Austrian Oak return to one of his famous former characters? Pick up one of those other scripts he's considered for years and years? How about becoming a cartoon character?

Yeah, the last one. Arnie apparently became enamored with the term given to him during his term, and will transform into "The Governator" for an animated TV show and comic book about a costumed superhero. The project is being co-developed by Marvel veteran Stan Lee, who's clearly still coming up with the best ideas that an 88-year-old man possibly can.

EW gives the full concept:

Along with the Arnold Cave, the Governator will have a fleet of 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, the precocious 13-year-old computer whiz who acts as the Governator’s cybersecurity expert. Naturally, there will also be recurring supervillains — including an evil organization called Gangsters Imposters Racketeers Liars & Irredeemable Ex-cons (or G.I.R.L.I.E. Men, for short). For Schwarzenegger, the cartoon is obviously the next best thing to being President.

"The Governator is going to be a great superhero, but he’ll also be Arnold Schwarzenegger," Lee tells EW. "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."

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Source: EW

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