Another of Stan Lee‘s final projects is soon to see the light of day as an animated form of the iconic creator will be joining Arnold Schwarzenegger in ‘Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten.’ The show is coming out thanks to a deal between Genius Brands International, POW! Entertainment, and Schwarzenegger’s Oak Productions. Schwarzenegger will serve as a co-executive producer and will be voicing the main character. Joining Schwarzenegger on the executive producer team will be Genius Brands’ chairman and CEO Andy Heyward and POW! Entertainment president Gill Champion. Lee helped develop the idea before his death, and the show is set to be penned by Fabian Nicieza.
As to what the show is about:
Schwarzenegger will play Arnold Armstrong, who was an average gym teacher before he was imbued with superpowers when the Earth passed through the ionic dust left in the wake of a mysterious comet. He becomes Captain Courage, one of Earth’s greatest protectors. However, after a battle with his arch nemesis, Dr. Superior, he expended all of his powers in defeating his foe and forced to end his career as Captain Courage — until a massive explosion of super-energy particles came raining down, and rumors of super-powered children began surfacing. Now, he serves as a kindergarten teacher who secretly trains the new generation of young superheroes.
This falls in line with exactly the kind of message which Schwarzenegger has delivered over the years:
“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.”
Fitness positive health has always been an important message from the actor, and while we can’t all look like him in his prime, anything that helps keep people in better shape and living a healthier lifestyle is a positive goal.
Following this, Heyward also chimed in sharing:
“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. 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.”
The best part for Lee fans “is that there will be an animated cameo of Stan Lee appearing in each and every episode. 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.”
It sounds as if we might be in for something special for the kids with one of Lee’s last contributions and one that will, as always, impart a positive message as well.
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