After completing his two terms as California's governor in 2011, Arnold Schwarzenegger returned to the world of acting, appearing in movies like Terminator Genisys, The Last Stand, Escape Plan and the Expendables entries. Now he'll be adding Kung Fury to his list of action-related credits, as it was announced that he'll co-star alongside Michael Fassbender and David Hasselhoff, the latter of whom appeared in the original short film. In addition to producing the Kung Fury movie through his Laser Unicorns banner, David Sandberg will also be appearing on camera to reprise the eponymous protagonist. While the official announcement of Schwarzenegger's casting didn't identity the actor's Kung Fury character, THR has heard that he'll be playing the President of the United States
Set in an alternate 1985, Kung Fury follows the hero of the same name, who keeps the streets of Miami safe by leading the Thundercops. This elite police force's members have been assembled from all across history to defeat the evil Kung Fuhrer, Adolph Hitler. However, after one of the Thundercops falls in the line of duty, a new villain emerges to assist the Kung Fuhrer in obtaining the ultimate weapon. With no other options left, Kung Fury will have to travel across time and space to save his allies, defend the Miami Kung Fu Academy and wipe our the forces of evil for good. Assuming that Arnold Schwarzenegger's President isn't corrupt and working with the Kung Fuhrer or this mysterious enemy, ideally that means that he'll be Kung Fury's ally, presumably giving the main hero his orders or something along those lines. David Hasselhoff will likely be voicing the Hoff 9000 again, but it remains to be seen how Michael Fassbender's character fits into the story.