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Schwarzenegger's 'Governator' Targets TV, Comics & Film

Office of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger(CANNES, France) -- A lot of politicians fade from public life when they leave office.  Arnold Schwarzenegger isn't among them.  The former California governor, who announced last week that he will become a cartoon superhero called The Governator, revealed Monday to reporters in Cannes, France, that the character will also appear in movies.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Schwarzenegger said, "First will come [The Governator] comic books, then a [cartoon] TV series and after that we will develop the games and then a movie."  Schwarzenegger also reiterated plans to do other films, saying he's looking at a variety of projects ranging from "action to comedy to sequels."

Schwarzenegger is working on The Governator franchise with Marvel legend Stan Lee, who says the project is a good fit for the bodybuilder-turned-actor-turned-politician-turned-actor.  Lee says, "He's not going to retire, I mean, the man is in the prime of life, full of talent, has to do something, and this is something he's never quite done before. And he's excited about it, and I'm excited about it."

The Governator TV series seems to be moving full steam ahead.  The TV show will premiere in 2012, with the movie expected to debut in early 2013.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Going from Governor to Governator

Gov [dot] CA [dot] gov(NEW YORK) -- Arnold Schwarzenegger is apparently turning 'toon.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the former California governor says he's becoming a cartoon superhero 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 says.  "And [this cartoon] brings everything together.  It combines the governor, the Terminator, the bodybuilding world, the True Lies."

"The Governator is going to be a great superhero, but he'll also be Arnold Schwarzenegger," says Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee, who's a part of the project.  "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."

The Governator apparently does battle with an organization of thugs called Gangsters Imposters Racketeers Liars & Irredeemable Ex-Cons -- or G.I.R.L.I.E. Men, for short.´╗┐

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