While Arnold Schwarzenegger isn’t coming back for a Kindergarten Cop sequel, he will lend his voice to star in the animated TV series Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten from Genius Brands International.
Superhero Kindergarten was one of the final projects Lee worked on prior to his death in November 2018, according to Variety.
On the show, Schwarzenegger will not only provide an opportunity to entertain viewers, but he will offer invaluable lifestyle tips.
“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 superheroes 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.”
Superhero Kindergarten will be a coproduction of Genius Brands, Lee’s POW! Entertainment and Schwarzenegger’s Oak Productions. The 71-year old actor and former governor will serve as a co-executive producer with Genius Brands’ chairman/CEO Andy Heyward, POW! Entertainment president Gill Champion, and Main Street Advisors CEO Paul Wachter. Fabian Nicieza will script the series.
Schwarzenegger will play Arnold Armstrong, a gym teacher granted with superpowers after a passing comet subjected him to its ionic dust. He dons the moniker, “Captain Courage” sworn to protect earth. A battle with his arch nemesis Dr. Superior strips away his all his powers. Fortunately, an explosion of energy particles rains down affecting local children granting them superhuman abilities. With renewed purpose, the former Captain Courage trains the next generations of superheroes as their kindergarten teacher.
“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,” said Heyward. “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.”
While Schwarzenegger never played a Marvel character before at the peak of his career, it will provide an opportunity to become a hero to millions of new fans who may not be familiar with his films as an 80s and 90s action star.
“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,” Heyward continued. “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.”
No premiere date has been set yet.
You can see Schwarzenegger when Terminator: Dark Fate comes to theaters on November 1st.