Thursday, May 19, 2011

Alas, "The Governator" We Hardly Knew Ye.


Well, at least this won't be happening now:

As described by Co-creator Stan Lee in the pages of Entertainment Weekly #1149 (April 8, 2011) The Governator would have seen Arnold Schwarzenegger running around behind Maria's back -as a superhero- in his retirement:

"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 control center underneath his house in Brentwood."

The article goes on to describe the usual pie-in-the-sky hype that accompanies this sort of thing; multi-media platform, a 2012 animated series roll out (channel to be determined, natch!) and a comic book series via Archie Comics. I love Stan, but given previous history, I'm pretty sure that if this "love child" fiasco hadn't happened, we would have seen 3 or four issues of the Archie comic and no episodes of the cartoon before everyone involved lost interest when they didn't make a fortune easily and immediately.

The story also mentions a 46-page story bible with villains, situations, and sidekicks. Look out for the sassy housekeeper with the wisecracking son, Governator! I think she has a crush on you!


bwebster said...

Actually, there was a press release or whatever in the last day saying that it would go forward.

But I don't think so, either. ..fritz..

Lazarus Lupin said...

I had a tough time believing in the reality of this project. I mean it stunk so badly on first glance (does that make sense?), that I can't imagine its creators not picking up on it.

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joe dec said...

Now I don't know about you but I figure I am an average guy, I work 45 - 60 hours a week, I spend some time with the wife and kids , and maybe grab a beer or two. I would love to screw around on my wife but I am just so darn tired. In my eyes anyone who runs a state, keeps a bastard kid under wraps, and fools around is a superhuman.