Comic legend Stan Lee has passed away but we are left with his legacy. Marvel Creatives have continued Lee’s other projects.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is back with a new animated tv series, “Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger will star as Captain Courage in Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten. The new animated series is aimed at preschoolers.
The series is jointly produced by Genius Brands International, POW! Entertainment and Schwarzenegger’s Oak Productions.
Arnold Talks About the new series…
Talking about his casting in the new series, Schwarzenegger said, “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.”
‘Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten’ is one of the final projects created by Lee prior to his death. Arnold is lending his voice as the lead character.
Fabian Nicieza is scripting the series.
The official synopsis of Kindergarten Superhero:
“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.”
“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.”
Fabian Nicieza, co-creator of the Marvel Comics character Deadpool, is scripting the animated series. Lee’s animated image will appear in every episode of the show, Heyward noted.
Stan Lee to appear in every episode…!
“What will particularly be unique about this series is that there will be an animated cameo of Stan Lee appearing in every episode,” Heyward said.
“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”
Champion said the project will add to Lee’s already vast Hollywood legacy.
“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.