Movies lost their Terminator and California lost its governor, but the world of cartoons has lucked out: Arnold Schwarzenegger will return to center stage as 'The Governator,' an animated superhero TV show and comic book being co-developed by Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee.
Truth and fiction will meld (as it does in politics) as Schwarzenegger dons a superhero's outfit and decides to fight crime after leaving Sacramento (he apparently wasn't able to do that while governor). Schwarzenegger left office in January.
"'The Governator' is going to be a great superhero, but he'll also be Arnold Schwarzenegger,' Lee told EW in an interview. "We're using all the personal elements of Arnold's life. We're using his wife [Maria Shriver]. We're using his kids. We're using the fact that he used to be governor. Only after he leaves the governor's office, Arnold decides to become a crime fighter and builds a secret high-tech crime-fighting center under his house in Brentwood."
According to EW, along with an Arnold Cave, the Governator -- who will arrive next year -- will have a fleet of super vehicles, a closet full of "Super Suits" that allow him to fly and perform super stunts, and a team of colorful sidekicks.
"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..." Schwarzenegger said.
Old politicians don't die ... they just go on TV.