April 4, 2011 at 6:03 PM ET
By Greg Tito
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?
As The Escapist originally reported, Schwarzenegger is working with comic book legend Stan Lee to create "The Governator," a comic book 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. (See the trailer below.)
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)
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