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Remember a few weeks back when we noted that former California governor and Terminator star Arnold Schwarzenegger was hinting that he was working on a comic? Well, it’s true, and none other than Stan Lee is going to be a part of the creative team.
It’s not clear exactly what role Lee will play in the comic, but he had plenty to say to Entertainment Weekly, as did Schwarzenegger himself. The character will be a superhero named The Governator, and Lee refers to him as a “semi-fictional” character, which makes one wonder. Is there a real Arnold Cave somewhere, perhaps in an undisclosed location? Or is it just that the cast will include Schwarzenegger’s real-life wife (Maria Shriver) and kids?
Along with the Arnold Cave, the Governator will have 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. Naturally, there will also be recurring supervillains — including an evil organization called Gangsters Imposters Racketeers Liars & Irredeemable Ex-cons (or G.I.R.L.I.E. Men, for short). For Schwarzenegger, the cartoon is obviously the next best thing to being President. “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.”
Oh, so that’s the fictional part—the house is closer to the beach.
But has anyone told them about this? Or will it be terminated with extreme prejudice?