The Governator trailer spins Schwarzenegger as a superhero

Arnold Schwarzenegger, fresh off an eight-year term as California's governor, has no plans to retire from kicking bad guy butt.

The Governator zooming around on his custom motorcycle. Hopefully it wasn't paid for by the California government. Screenshot by Christopher MacManus/CNET

Arnold Schwarzenegger: a man, myth, and a soon to be animated legend?

Stan Lee, the brilliant mind behind many famous Marvel superheroes, has unveiled the first facepalming trailer for a new animated series called "The Governator." The three-minute video shows off a souped up '90s throwback cartoon TV show that features ol' Arnie at the end of his eight-year term of governor of California. After resigning, he declares "I won't be back" and fades away from the public eye--until robots overrun the world.

In true Stan Lee fashion, the main protagonist has a secret; Arnold isn't just standing by silently during the chaos. He has a secret command center within his California mansion that houses a hodgepodge team of young teen techies, super suits and vehicles to fight crime and stop the robot invasion. Or, in other words, a 63-year-old Austrian Batman that keeps young people locked in his basement.

The Governator has some special powers too, including: an electronic "Fly Spy" with a mini-cam that tracks through his "G Shades"; "Bubble Trouble" (bubblegum), that splats to form a secret identity face mask; "Speak Sprays" (disguised as breath freshener) that let him speak a foreign language. Rosetta Stone in a spray bottle? Sign me up!

The trailer also reveals Arnold rolling on a heavily modified motorcycle that has some sort of purple lightning around the wheels while an overplayed Black Eyed Peas song blares in the background. Commence cringing. "Governator" is due for 2012, coincidentally the same time as the Mayan apocalypse.

 

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