Arnold Schwarzenegger's planned 'Governator' superhero series about the actor's "double life," takes on a whole new meaning in light of the revelations of his having fathered a child with his housekeeper.

It's hard to read the press release for the cartoon now without cringing: "[He] creates a secret identity beneath his home -- so secret that even his wife, Maria, and kids are unaware. [He's] a superhero living a double life, who's also a devoted family man who needs to make it home for dinner every night."

Andy Heyward, CEO of A2, which is launching the series and related tie-ins, says no changes will be made to the series, despite his split from wife Maria Shriver. "A2's 'Governator' animated series and its lore is fictional and stands on its merits," Heyward told The Hollywood Reporter. "Of course we wish the family the best in this challenging time."

A producer of 'Cry Macho, another upcoming Schwarzenegger project, is also shrugging off the scandal.
"It doesn't affect this movie," producer Albert Ruddy says of 'Cry Machio,' in which Schwarzenegger will play a horse trainer reuniting with his son. "We're shooting August 24. We're in serious pre-production now. It hasn't affected our sales. It's going to be interesting if we get even a bump on the foreign side. This is not gonna be a black eye for a guy with an astounding career."

Ruddy cited another recent scandal as "just another one of those things no one will remember. Bill Clinton went through horrendous things, and now he's regarded as one of the most popular presidents ... The only thing that matters is how good the film is. If it fails, they'll say it's because of the scandal. If it succeeds, they'll say in spite of it. It doesn't matter. The film talks for itself."

Schwarzenegger is also attempting to reboot the 'Terminator' franchise, with 'Fast Five' director Justin Lin behind the camera.

[The Hollywood Reporter]
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