Arnold Schwarzenegger Back as The Governator

The other night I was flipping through the channels, looking for something to watch. I came to HDNet Movies, who happened to be playing The Terminator. Despite the film being nearly 27 years old (I know right), it reminded me that this is essentially where Arnold Schwarzenegger's acting career really took off. He parlayed that launch into countless other films and, eventually, a run as governor of California. He's since "retired" from politics, but he's got one more trick up his media sleeve: a comic.

According to an EW article, Schwarzenegger has teamed up with Stan Lee to create a new comic and animated show called The Governator.

“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, tells EW in his first press interview since leaving office last January. “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…”

The new property will boast all the trappings of a traditional superhero, including an Arnold Cave, supervehicles, Super Suits and sidekicks. One of the sidekicks will be Zeke Muckerberg, a 13-year-old computer whiz who also happens to be Arnold's cybersecurity expert. And since no comic with a superhero would work without a supervillain, Stan Lee is introducing the Gangsters Imposters Racketeers Liars & Irredeemable Ex-cons...yes, they're known as G.I.R.L.I.E. Men. The animated show and comic book won't be out until next year but you can bet that Stan the Man will be sure to get all of Arnold's finer nuances worked in.

“The Governator is going to be a great superhero, but he’ll also be Arnold Schwarzenegger,” Lee says of the semi-fictional character. “We’re using all the personal elements of Arnold’s life. We’re using his wife [Maria Shriver]. We’re using his kids. We’re using the fact that he used to be governor. Only after he leaves the governor’s office, Arnold decides to become a crime fighter and builds a secret high-tech crime-fighting center under his house in Brentwood.”

If Charlie Sheen can get a comic I see no reason why Arnold can't. I mean, the man is STILL something of a legend in Hollywood for his roles and presence. I'm not saying he was the greatest actor ever or anything, but he clearly garners a level of respect. And Stan Lee just seems to want to work on anything and everything he can so it's great to see that his creative juices are still flowing just as much as they were way back in the day. I'm going put the over/under as to how soon Arnold's character says "I'll be back" to one issue though.