After serving as governor of one of the largest states in the country, what is best in life?
To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to star in a super-hero movie.
That might be the case for former Calfornia governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, as quoted from the man himself at a seminar in the Arnold Classic, an annual bodybuilding convention named after bodybuilder-turned-actor-turned politician. A member of the actor's fansite TheArnoldFans.com asked him about his Hollywood future and got an earful of exciting prospects. The start says he's got 15 different offers for films, from remakes and sequels of his previous films as well as original stuff — including "a comic book character". Schwarzenegger says he plans to announce this comic book character "by the end of March or the beginning of April".
Schwarzenegger is no stranger to comic book films — from films based on comics (Batman & Robin) to films that inspired comic books (Terminator, Predator, Conan), but what super-hero would be a good fit for the governator at this point in his career? Feel free to comment with your own ideas, and listen to a few of our own.
Deathblow: Lesser known, but this Jim Lee/Brandon Choi creation has striking visuals and an inventive set of characters that could be an ideal project to develop and craft into a movie. Aging special ops agent who quit the service because of a brain tumor? He could even re-use some of the dialogue from Kindergarten Cop.
Sgt. Rock: Although some story-work would need to be done given the actor's age, an Inglorious Bastards meets Saving Private Ryan take on this Kanigher/Kubert joint could be great. Someone get Kubert on the designs for the movie too!
Cable: Marvel Studios' dropped hints in 2009 that it was working on a Cable movie, but due to the character's larger family — the X-Men — being controlled by anothert studio, the prospects of a Cable movie are interesting. W the X-factor the movie might be too similiar to Kyle Reese's journey in the original Terminator, but then again that might be a selling point.
Invincible: Arnold Schwarzenegger as Omni-Man — the world's preimment superhero with the dark secret that he's an emissary for an invading allience race. And only his super-hero halfblooded son, Invincible, can stop him.