Former Californian governor Arnold Schwarzenegger confirmed that he is planning a comic book penned by Stan Lee, plus a TV cartoon series, videogame and film.
Update: Video of the trailer for The Governator cartoon has surfaced. Yeah, it's just amazingly bad, from the Larry King cameo to the poor Black Eyed Peas song to the annoying use of the "I'll be back" catchphrase - twice.
Someone please prevent this atrocity from happening, I'm having Captain Planet flashbacks.
Original post: Arnold Schwarzenegger has definitely had a storied career from bodybuilding champion to muscled fantasy hero (Conan) to 80s actions star to 90s comedy star to the governor of California to ... comic book superhero? The Escapist reported that Schwarzenegger was working with comic book legend Stan Lee to create The Governator that would be based on the former governor's real life but with the twist that he's a costumed superhero fighting crime at night. Schwarzenegger not only confirmed The Governator was not an April Fool's joke at the Cannes Film Festival this weekend, but actually a multi-pronged property that will soon invade your TV, game consoles and cinema multiplexes in addition to your friendly local comic book store.
"First will come comic books, then a TV series and after that we will develop the games and then a movie," Schwarzenegger said. "Maybe then we'll be back in Cannes for that."
Schwarzenegger also revealed that many high-profile actors as well as "politicians, tycoons and businessmen" will lend their vocal talents to the show, including Larry King. The "retired" talk show host will play an investigative reporter as a recurring character in The Governator cartoon show.
Is anyone else a bit concerned that Schwarzenegger is trying to cash in on the fact that he won a democratic election? I don't think that's what the people of California had in mind when they elected him to replace governor Gray Davis back in 2003.
To be honest, I have no idea what they actually did have in mind voting for Schwarzenegger other than a lark so The Governator is probably what we deserve.
Source: Hollywood Reporter