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Arnold Schwarzenegger teams with Stan Lee on 'The Governator'

March 31, 2011 |  7:39 am

Governator-stan-lee_320 He'll be baaack, as a caaahhh-tooon: Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will collaborate with producer Andy Heyward and Marvel legend Stan Lee for an animated series and comic book called "The Governator," according to Entertainment Weekly. Due out sometime next year on a to-be-determined network, the show follows the Governator as he trades a career in politics for a crime-fighting venture run out of Arnold Cave, a cyber center hidden under his house in Brentwood, Calif.

The superhero comes complete with a collection of super cars, super suits and super sidekicks, including a teenage computer whiz who will help him fight scores of super villains, including the G.I.R.L.I.E. Men.

"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 said in his EW interview. The cartoon "brings everything together. It combines the governor, the Terminator, the bodybuilding world, the 'True Lies.' ..."

Schwarzenegger will reveal more details about the animated series in a press conference at MIPTV on April 4. Meanwhile, he might be getting a little jealous of his onscreen counterpart. "In the cartoon, my house is much closer to the beach than where we live," he told EW, "but, you know, it's a cartoon."

-- Melissa Maerz

Photos: Entertainment Weekly's "The Governator" cover. Credit: Stan Lee Comics.  Comics creator Stan Lee. Credit: Chris Hatcher / PR Photos