Arnold Schwarzenegger has selected his first post-governor gig: and it’s “The Governator.”
Comics legend Stan Lee will develop a comic book and animated series around a muscled superhero whose real-life identity is, in fact, the real Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Schwarzenegger’s family — most prominently wife Maria Shriver — will all be featured.
The Governator’s main arc: after leaving office as governor of California, he decides to become a “high-tech crime fighter” and works from the Arnold Cave, a hideout built under his Brentwood home.
Sounds like the superhero (who’s 63 in real life, by the way) might need a trusted sidekick when it comes to all that software-savvy justice.
Enter Zeke Muckerberg, a “precocious 13-year-old computer whiz who acts as the Governator’s cybersecurity expert.”
Here’s hoping we learn that Zeke also has a real-life alter ego — Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
If Zuckerberg needs some convincing to officially endorse his character — the series already has nearly 50,000 likes via Entertainment Weekly’s Facebook page.
But what of the “international TV series” Schwarzenegger is supposed to announce just days from now at MIPTV in Cannes? We’ll see, but safe to say that news will be obliterated by this development.
The whole story is so deliciously bizarre that if it broke tomorrow — April Fool’s Day — we seriously wouldn’t have written it up.