Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Governator

Arnold Schwarzenegger may have sucked as a governor, but as a cartoon character, he kicks ass. From the London Telegraph:

The former Governor of California will voice the character for an animated television series that may later turn into a film franchise.

It will feature a semifictional former politician who retires and embarks on a double life as a secret crime-fighter, building a hi-tech bunker called the "Arnold Cave" under his home in Los Angeles.

His enemies will be a dastardly group of super-villains from an organisation called Gangsters, Imposters, Racketeers, Liars & Irredeemable Ex-cons – The GIRLIE Men for short.

As governor, Schwarzenegger used the phrase "girlie men" to describe his opponents.

The cartoon character is being created by Stan Lee, the co-creator of Spider-Man, and he will incorporate Schwarzenegger's real-life wife Maria Shriver and their children.

The series will be a first step on the road to a Hollywood comeback for the 63-year-old former action star, who left political office in January.

Having been born in Austria he is barred from fulfilling his ambition to run for US President.

While promoting the cartoon, Schwarzenegger said: "As you know, the constitution doesn't allow me to run for president, because otherwise I wouldn't be standing here in a leather jacket. I would be dressed up right now in a suit."

His new cartoon character will own a fleet of super vehicles, and a closet full of "super suits" that allow him to fly.

Arnold Schwarzenegger to star in 'The Governator' cartoon
Nick Allen
31 Mar 2011

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