Arnold Schwarzenegger Heading For Stan Lee’s Kindergarten

Arnold Schwarzenegger - Superhero Kindergarten

by Owen Williams |
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It's 30 years since Arnold Schwarzenegger first yelled at some kids as Kindergarten Cop's Detective John Kimble. Now he's heading to a different pre-school, in animated form, for a project he hatched with the late, great Stan Lee. He'll take the vocal lead in kids' cartoon Superhero Kindergarten, written by, of all people, Deadpool co-creator Fabian Nicieza.

"Stan and I talked many times about various different ideas," says Schwarzenegger. "I'm so happy that this is the one that we really clicked and started creating a vision. It was phenomenal to see his brain working."

We're sure you have a bunch of questions so we'll answer them immediately. The premise revolves around "Arnold Armstrong", formerly a superhero called Captain Courage, but now in semi-retirement as a gym teacher having lost his superpowers fighting his arch-nemesis Doctor Superior. But when "an explosion of superpowered particles rains down" and starts turning five-year-olds into X-Men, Arnold is ideally placed to help them adjust.

"I have to teach them about everything. Teach them about health and fitness. Teach them how to be inclusive, not to be a bully, how to set goals for themselves. How to use their powers for good, not for evil," says Schwarzenegger.

The show is coming together via Lee’s POW! Entertainment, Schwarzenegger’s Oak Productions, and Genius Brands. The latter is the company of Andy Heyward, whose previous credits include Inspector Gadget, Strawberry Shortcake and Captain Planet. No potential channel / platform or likely airdate has been specified so far.

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