It was mere rumor a week ago, but now, it’s not a rumor—it’s not: Arnold Schwarzenegger is partnering with Stan Lee to become The Governator, a cartoon superhero that will trade on the sarcastic sobriquet afforded his political career (a nickname that Schwarzenegger nevertheless thinks is “so cool”) for a comic book and TV cartoon. The series imagines an alternate reality (or is it?) that picks up as Schwarzenegger leaves office, builds a secret underground bunker stocked with vehicles and “Super Suits” that allow him to fly, and becomes a sort of Iron Man-like crimefighter who just happened to star in Junior.
Aiding him in his efforts is a 13-year-old “computer whiz” and “cybersecurity expert,” who helps him set the privacy settings on his Facebook page, we guess, and much of their time will be spent fighting arch-nemeses, the G.I.R.L.I.E. Men, who weren’t exactly thinking ahead when they chose that acronym. Elements of Schwarzenegger’s real life will factor in as well, as Lee promises, “The Governator is going to be a great superhero, but he’ll also be Arnold Schwarzenegger,” meaning the series will incorporate his kids and even wife Maria Shriver, who will hopefully be there to help The Governator out of a jam by slicing through steel with her cheekbones. [PopWatch/EW]
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