Arnold Schwarzenegger is an icon in many areas – bodybuilding, drama, politics. But how would he have fared as a superhero? In 2011 we almost had this answer.
Schwarzenegger, in collaboration with comic legend Stan Lee, who died this week at the age of 95, was to participate in the children's superhero television show The Governator . The plan envisaged that the character would appear in both a cartoon series and a comic book, and he would have followed Arnold's (quasi-fictional) life when he left politics to focus on fighting crime.
As wild as it sounds, the series has come a long way in production. Unluckily, the personal drama surrounding Schwarzenegger's unfaithfulness stopped indefinitely the production of the series, but it's fun to see what the show might look like.
Highlights of this show include:
- A secret "Arnold Cave" under his Brentwood house, full of super suits that allow him to fly and perform incredible stunts (Batman, the? Tony Stark? Irrelevant.) [1
- Arnold's teenage tech quiz-guy "Zeke Muckerberg" (Gee I wonder who he's living from?)
- The super-villain organization GIRLIE aka Gangster's Imposters Racketeers Liars & Irredeemable Ex-Cons (an implication that should definitely not be included in our children's program today)