“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 superheros to preschool children around the world,” Schwarzenegger stated.“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.”
One of the last projects made by Lee before his passing, the series is going to be a co-production between Genius Brands, Lee’s POW! Entertainment and Schwarzenegger’s Oak Productions using Schwarzenegger serving as a co-executive manufacturer, as well as lending his voice as the lead character. Fabian Nicieza is scripting the sequence. Genius Brands’ chairman and CEO Andy Heyward function as executive producer along with Gill Champion, president of POW! Entertainment.
Schwarzenegger will play with Arnold Armstrong, that had been an ordinary gym instructor before he had been imbued with superpowers once the earth passed through the ionic dust left in the aftermath of a mysterious comet. He’s Captain Courage, among Earth’s best protectors. But following a struggle with his arch nemesis, Dr. Superior, ” he expended all his forces in beating his foe and made to finish his career as Captain Courage — before a huge explosion of super-energy particles came raining down along with rumors of super-powered children started surfacing. He functions as a school teacher who unwittingly prepares the new generation of youthful superheroes.
“Stan adored and admired Arnold rather than only an actor, but a genuine hero in so many ways and always imagined Arnold for this function,” said Heyward. “By Spider-Man, Iron Man, X-Men, Black Panther, Incredible Hulk, Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor, Captain America, Captain Marvel, The Avengers and many more, Stan has been the Best founder, which Hollywood and pop culture has ever understood. We’re honored to continue his legacy of creating a brand new superhero franchise for children with the other mythical hero, Arnold Schwarzenegger, at Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten.”
“What will be particularly unique about this series 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. The strong positive messaging of the series regarding health, exercise, and nutrition, coming from the credibility of Arnold Schwarzenegger, will make it a series that parents will enjoy alongside their children.”
Paul Wachter, CEO of Main Street Advisors, helped to broker the deal and will executive produce Schwarzenegger, Heyward and Champion.