An animated TV show and comic book, set to debut in 2012, is being co-developed with Stan Lee, in which “The Governator” will be a superhero based on himself, with Maria Shriver, the kids, their Brentwood mansion, all part of the story. It’s not quite April Fools Day, is it?
“When I ran for governor back in 2003 and I started hearing people talking about ‘the Governator,’ I thought the word was so cool,” Schwarzenegger, 63, told Entertainment Weekly in his first press interview since leaving office last January. “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…”
As the story goes, after leaving office, Schwarzenegger builds a secret crime fighting center under his house, with “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,” the magazine reports.
He’ll also battle an evil organization, an evil organization called Gangsters Imposters Racketeers Liars and Irredeemable Ex-cons (or G.I.R.L.I.E. Men, for short).