Now, this could create a very interesting game of “who is my daddy, and what does he do?” as the former Kindergarten Cop is headed back to school.
Genius Brands International is launching its all-new comedy, action-adventure animated series, Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. The final project from the legendary Stan Lee is a co-production between Genius Brands, Lee’s POW! Entertainment, and Schwarzenegger’s Oak Productions.
Schwarzenegger, who also serves as executive producer, is voicing the lead character — Arnold Armstrong, a former superhero called Captain Courage. Deadpool co-creator Fabian Nicieza is on board to pen the scripts. Genius Brands’ Chairman and CEO and Andy Heyward and POW! Entertainment President Gil Champion are executive producers.
“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,” Schwarzenegger says. “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.”
“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,” Heyward says. “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.”
Much like the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Lee will make a cameo appearance in every episode.
We just hope that Arnold remembers that if the kids get to be too much, it’s not a tumor!
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