The Governator, Insidious & Rubber: CFQ Round Table Podcast 2:13

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The rubber hits the road in this episode of the Cinefantastique Round Table, the Podcast with a Sense of Wonder. Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski offer commentary on the week’s news (Stan Lee and Arnold Schwarzenegger team up to make THE GOVERNATOR; the uncut ending of HORROR OF DRACULA has been unearthed) and provide capsule reviews of two horror films that opened this weekend: INSIDIOUS, the supernatural thriller from the SAW team of James Wan and Leigh Whannell; and RUBBER, an indie horror-comedy about – believe it or not – a homicidal tire with SCANNERS-like telekinetic ability. Plus, the usual rundown of upcoming theatrical events and home video releases, followed by a Black Hole Ultra-Lounge discussion of the Greatest Cinematic Cheats in Horror, Fantasy, and Science Fiction Films.

'Governator' Movie as well as Series -Trailer

Deadline reports that at a MIPTV press conference in Cannes,Arnold Schwarzenegger announced a 3-D feature film was being added to his  multi-media project THE GOVERNATOR,  in addition to the animated cartoon, the trailer of which seen in this video.
On top of the planned 52-episode series, the venture will include a comic book and internet material.  According to Andy Heyward of  A Squared Entertainment, the feature film is planned for release in aearly 2013.
 Arnold Schwarzenegger  also received the Legion d’Honeur award in Cannes this morning,
Boy, talk about hitting the ground running!

Schwarzenegger + Stan Lee = The Governator?

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Hoping this is an elaborate April Fool’s joke, here it comes.
Entertainment Weekly announced that Arnold Schwarzenegger and Stan Lee have teamed up to create THE GOVERNATOR, an animated cartoon superhero version of  Schwarzenegger himself.

“When I ran for governor back in 2003 and I started hearing people talking about ‘the Governator,’ I thought the word was so cool… The word Governator combined two worlds: the world of politics and the movie world. And  brings everything together. It combines the governor, the Terminator, the bodybuilding world, the True Lies…”
Stan Lee is quoted as saying:  “The Governator is going to be a great superhero, but he’ll also be Arnold Schwarzenegger. We’re using all the personal elements of Arnold’s life. We’re using his wife. 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 center under his house in Brentwood.”

The article lists an Arnold Cave, “Super Suits” that will allow The Governator to fly and grant other abilities,  a wacky team of sidekicks, and super villains.  One of these will be called Gangsters Imposters Racketeers Liars & Irredeemable Ex-cons ( G.I.R.L.I.E. Men).

Says  Schwarzenegger: “I love the idea of a control center below my house with a path so that boats and submarines can go right into the ocean. In the cartoon, my house is much closer to the beach than where we live, but, you know, it’s a cartoon.”

If this isn’t a gag, look for it in 2012. Actually, it sounds like it could be funny —as a one-off spoof. A series? Seems like stretching a joke too far.