Arnold Schwarzenegger has had some kick-ass team-ups in the past, but his latest creative collaboration is a head-scratcher: A comic book and animated series project with Stan Lee. (Yeah, let that sink in.)
Titled (appropriately enough,) The Governator, the project will depict Schwarzenegger as (surprisingly enough,) himself, but with a twist that he also cavorts a crime-fighting vigilante with Batman-like resources like a super high tech crime fighting center. All of those cool gadgets are apparently located under his house in Brentwood, CA.
So, is this just an April Fools joke that jumped the gun?
Supposedly set for next year, it's essentially an amalgamation of all the things that come to mind when one thinks of the former bodybuilder-turned action icon-turned-politician. With a closet full of "super suits," and a young (somewhat stereotypical) computer whiz kid getting his back at the command center, The Governator will be taking on a band of criminals from a secret organization called "Gangsters Imposters Racketeers Liars & Irredeemable Ex-cons" (an acronym for G.I.R.L.I.E., as in "girlie men.") So, expect a lot of references to all things "Schwarzeneggarian."
As Schwarzenegger comments:
“I love the idea of a control center below my house with a path so that boats and submarines can go right into the ocean,” he tells EW. “In the cartoon, my house is much closer to the beach than where we live, but, you know, it’s a cartoon.”
Stan Lee was also playful about the project on Twitter, joking that he did this because he wanted to get Arnold a body like his. He makes the following mission statement:
"I’ll expect my Brigadiers to make the Governator the greatest new hero of all—so that I’ll get a cameo in Arnold’s next movie! Excelsior!"
Entertainment Weekly also has a gallery set up filled with concept art. It's all pretty elaborate for a joke, but there's still something about all of this that seems a bit bogus.
What you think of this project?
Source: Entertainment Weekly