ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER TEAMS UP WITH STAN LEE
SCHWARZENEGGER TO STAR IN STAN LEE’S LAST PROJECT
While Stan Lee was famous for his work at Marvel and all of his film cameos in the MCU, he was working on a new animated series before he passed away. The series is called Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten and Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed on to lead the series. He will play the character fittingly named Arnold Armstrong, a former superhero who now teaches kindergarten students.
The Arnold Armstrong character is officially described as “an average gym teacher before he was imbued with superpowers when the Earth passed through the ionic dust left in the wake of a mysterious comet. He becomes Captain Courage, one of Earth’s greatest protectors. However, after a battle with his arch nemesis, Dr. Superior, he expended all of his powers in defeating his foe, and forced to end his career as Captain Courage — until a massive explosion of super-energy particles came raining down and rumors of super-powered children began surfacing. Now, he serves as a kindergarten teacher who secretly trains the new generation of young superheros.”
The character is named Arnold Armstrong because Stan Lee had always envisioned Schwarzenegger for the role; according to producer Andy Heyward:
“Stan loved and admired Arnold as not just an actor, but a true hero in so many ways and always envisioned Arnold for this role. From ‘Spider-Man’, ‘Iron Man’, ‘X-Men’, ‘Black Panther’, ‘Incredible Hulk’, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, ‘Thor’, ‘Captain America’, ‘Captain Marvel’, ‘The Avengers’ and countless more, Stan was the greatest creator, that Hollywood and pop culture has ever known. We are honored to continue his legacy of creating a new superhero franchise for kids with another iconic hero, Arnold Schwarzenegger, in ‘Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten’.”
Schwarzenegger released a statement regarding his addition:
“It is an honor and privilege to work with Genius Brands and POW! Entertainment on this new series and help carry on Stan’s creative legacy by introducing this new group of superheros to preschool children around the world. Not only does Stan Lee’s ‘Superhero Kindergarten’ feature comedy and action, but there are many valuable lessons to be learned along the way! Of particular pride to me is the fact that I am not only teaching kids to use their superpowers, but I am also imparting valuable lessons to kids worldwide about the importance of health, exercise, and nutrition.”
Not only does the series sound fun, but Stan Lee will also be a featured character on the show as an additional press release stated:
“What will be particularly unique about this series is that there will be an animated cameo of Stan Lee appearing in each and every episode. Just as his millions of fans look forward to seeing him appear in each Marvel film, they will look forward to his presence in each episode of this cartoon. The strong positive messaging of the series regarding health, exercise, and nutrition, coming from the credibility of Arnold Schwarzenegger, will make it a series that parents will enjoy alongside their children.”
There’s no word on the release date or where it will air, but the show sounds like a nice fit for families and fans will appreciate seeing Lee back on screen since his death.