No, it’s not a new “Terminator” flick, nor is it a role in the “Avatar” sequel. Instead, Schwarzenegger is keeping his political status firmly intact, with a twist: he is indeed “The Governator,” his new comic book and animated superhero co-created by legendary Marvel Comics mastermind Stan Lee.
The character isn’t just based on Arnold, he is Arnold: after leaving office, Schwarzenegger becomes a crime-fighter based out of his high-tech “Arnold Cave” hidden beneath his Brentwood home, where he designs strategies to take out the menacing Gangsters Imposters Racketeers Liars & Irredeemable Ex-Cons, better known by the acronym — wait for it — “G.I.R.L.I.E. Men.”
I don’t think I’m alone in thinking that this comeback project is going to be a bit divisive for Arnold fans. Those of us who remember him most fondly for his muscles-and-manliness, face-to-the-wall, hard-R action flicks likely won’t be pumped up about “The Governator.” A lot of us want more blood and F-bombs with our Arnold, and that’s more than understandable.
But don’t forget the great comedy classics of Schwarzenegger’s career: “Kindergarten Cop,” “Twins,” “Jingle All The Way.” If it plays out somewhere in that humor spectrum, I think “The Governator” could be fun. And besides, this is an animated project — Schwarzenegger’s live-action return is still not set in stone, so there’s a very good chance that his next big-screen outing will have more of the bone-crunching action some of us are hoping for.
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