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Arnold Schwarzenegger's been talking up a "Legend of Conan" flick since he left office and since it looks like it's actually happening, (Arnie's even saying Paul Verhoeven is interested in directing!) Dark Horse is making sure you don't forget where the barbarian king came from this May with "King Conan: Hour of the Dragon" - an adaptation of Conan-creator Robert E. Howard’s only Conan novel!
When Arnold Schwarzenegger starred in "Conan the Barbarian" in 1982, he was an Austrian bodybuilder with a hardcore last name, and not much else. Sure he had "Hercules in New York" under his weight belt, but the double-whammy of the "Conan" sequels ("Barbarian" and "Destroyer"), followed by "The Terminator" is what put the future king of action on the map. Now with news of Arnie's return to his breakthrough role in "The Legend of Conan" one has to wonder...how the heck is this going to work?
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As we reported last Friday, former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is teaming up with comic book legend Stan Lee to create a new type of superhero...The Governator! Archie Comics, which is working with Schwarzenegger and Lee to produce a comic book based on the character, Tweeted that a new Governator trailer is online -- and now we're getting a much better picture of what to expect!
In the trailer, we see Arnold stepping down as Governor -- but secretly feeling restless. How can he still make a difference in the world? Cue the high-tech world of The Governator -- one that includes a powerful ring, suits of super-armor, and a motorbike that looks like it came out of a video game. When evil transforming robots try to rob an armored car full of money, The Governator steps into action, using his arsensal of gadgets to fight the bad guys robots.
The end of the trailer promises more in 2012 -- but you can check it out for yourself here!
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He's played virtual superheroes in the movies, but now Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to be a real-life one -- sort of. The former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will be teaming up with comics legend Stan Lee in 2012 to put out a combination TV series/comic book called The Governator. As Schwarzenegger told Entertainment Weekly:
“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, 63, tells EW in his first press interview since leaving office last January. “The word Governator combined two worlds: the world of politics and the movie world. And [this cartoon] brings everything together. It combines the governor, the Terminator, the bodybuilding world, the True Lies…”
The Governator will have all the standard superhero stuff: supersuits to allow him to fly, hi-tech vehicles, a colorful cast of arch-enemies, and even "The Arnold Cave." Read More...