Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ‘Governator’ to Be TV, Comics Hero

Stan Lee co-develops story of crimefighting governor

Last Updated: March 31, 2011 @ 7:02 AM

Arnold Schwarzenegger's next role will be a comic book and TV cartoon superhero called "The Governator," which he is developing with Stan Lee.

The news, broken by Entertainment Weekly (left), comes ahead of Monday's official announcement at the MIPTV media market in Cannes.

(We hear your cheap joke — "When was he not a cartoon?" — and choose to move on.)

"When I ran for governor back in 2003 and I started hearing people talking about 'the Governator,' I thought the word was so cool," Schwarzenegger, 63, told EW. "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'…"

Lee, co-creator of Spider-Man and other greats of the Marvel Universe, told EW that the show and comic book will draw on the former governor's real life. It will feature Schwarzenegger becoming a crimefighter after taking over as California's governor and building "a secret high-tech crime-fighting center under his house in Brentwood,” Lee said.

Okay, but will he team up with Lee's "Stripperella"?

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