governator
by Michael dEstries
Categories: Film/TV
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It’s official: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s nickname during his stretch as the Governor of California is about to take form as a new crime-fighting superhero.

The 63-year-old has announced that he’s teaming up with legendary comic book genius Stan Lee to bring the animated series, titled “The Governator” to life.

“When I ran for governor back in 2003 and I started hearing people talking about ‘The Governator’, I thought the word was so cool,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “The word Governator combined two worlds – the world of politics and the movie world. And the cartoon brings everything together. It combines the governor, the ‘Terminator’, the bodybuilding world, the ‘True Lies’ world.”

Said Stan: ”Only after he leaves the governor’s office, Arnold decides to become a crime fighter and builds a secret high-tech crime-fighting centre under his house in Brentwood.”

Um, ok! Apparently, there’s a whole teenager team that assists Schwarzenegger as well in his fight against – and this is serious - an evil organisation called Gangsters Imposters Racketeers Liars and Irredeemable Ex-cons, or G.I.R.L.I.E. Men, for short.

Seriously, if this info had leaked a day later, I would have instantly thought “April Fools!”. But hey – if it’s entertaining, kids won’t care. I do, however, believe that many will continue to take offense to the whole “Girlie Men” thing. Seems like they could have come up with a better, less controversial name for the villains.

“The Governator” is expected to hit sometime next year.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • http://www.yabookshelf.com/ Melissa

    I think the idea of a cartoon is absolutely terrible, and that was before I read the G.I.R.L.I.E men bit.

  • http://www.yabookshelf.com/ Melissa

    Also, how does this relate to green gossip?

    • http://www.ecorazzi.com Michael dEstries

      Hi Melissa,

      Word is that one of the themes in the cartoon will be environmentalism, a topic Arnold is passionate about. Apologies that I didn’t add it above.