Stan Lee’s final project Superhero Kindergarten to star Arnold Schwarzenegger
It’s been about half a year since the world lost the original superhero Stan Lee, but as Marvel Studios continues to keep his legend alive with big screen adaptations of his works, POW! Entertainment and Genius Brands International is bringing to life his final project Superhero Kindergarten, an animated series that will star Arnold Schwarzenegger (Terminator: Dark Fate), according to Deadline.
The official synopsis reads as follows:
“Many years ago, Arnold Armstrong (Schwarzenegger) was just an average gym teacher who acquired incredible superpowers when the earth passed through the ionic dust left in the wake of a mysterious comet. As a result, Arnold transformed into Captain Courage, one of the earth’s greatest protectors…now, Arnold must serve humanity once again by working ‘undercover’ as a brand-new kindergarten teacher whose main task is to train this unique new generation of super-powered 5-year-olds secretly.”
The series, which Lee described as being partly inspired by the 1990 Schwarzenegger-starring comedy hit Kindergarten Cop, will also be executive produced by the 71-year-old star alongside Genius Brands Chairman and CEO Andy Hayward and POW! President Gil Champion, with Deadpool co-creator Fabian Nicieza scripting the series. Heyward also stated that every episode of the animated series, which is being targeted for preschoolers, will feature the animated image of Lee.
“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 said. “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 Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten was near and dear to his heart, working with one of his longtime collaborators Andy Heyward, as well as Arnold, and we look forward to continuing the partnership with Genius Brands to bring Stan’s vision for this new adventure series to life,” Champion said.