How’s everyone feeling about Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s The Governator, his first entertainment project since returning to private life? For those out of the loop, it’s an upcoming animated series that Arnie and the immortal Stan Lee co-created. The trailer for it just hit the interwebs and I can’t decide if it’s awesome or terrible. It’s pretty much exactly what you’d envision. Arnie makes an announcement that after being a body builder, actor and politician (a mediocre one at best!), he’s gonna live the typical private life. Really though, he becomes a crime fighting vigilante who has Iron Man type suits, a Kaneda like bike from Akira and for some reason teenage minions. Watch the trailer below:
My favorite part: “I won’t be back” About a minute later… “I’m back”.
It looks like this should be one of those low budget TV Funhouse cartoon jokes on SNL, but no, this is a real cartoon aimed at kids. Then again, how can this be bad? Schwarzenegger is in it and it’s called “The Governator”! What more do you want? Perhaps if they do an episode where Conan O’Brian’s ‘The Flaming C’ guest spots. Amazeballs!
In other Governator news, there will be a 3D film as well. Deadline reports:
At a MIPTV press conference this morning, Arnold Schwarzenegger added a 3D feature film to rollout plans for his multi-platform project The Governator. The film is part of a plan that will include an animated TV series, a comic book and Internet programming. The feature film will be ready in early 2013
Ridiculous? Perhaps, but to be fair, he’s had one of the best lives and careers anyone could ask for, so if he wants to be stupid with the rest of his life, why the hell not?