Seth Rogen On The Green Hornet Sequel: "Not Any Time In The Foreseeable Future"

Seth Rogen On <i>The Green Hornet</i> Sequel: "Not Any Time In The Foreseeable Future"

While promoting his upcoming film 50/50 also starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen was asked about a possible sequel to Michel Gondry's The Green Hornet. Check it out...



While The Green Hornet managed to collect almost $230 million at the box office, many fans were kinda dissapointed with Michel Gondry's take on the character. Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub from Collider had a chance to sit down with Seth Rogen and ask him if there are any plans for the sequel:






There you go. I have to say, I really enjoyed The Green Hornet, great action, fun characters. It definitely wasn't the worst CBM of this year. What do you think of this?




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AiyalKilU - 9/25/2011, 6:04 PM
Probably for the better that it stays out of the public eye until 10 years passes before a more serious take on it. That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed the humor infused version of the character, it was missing a decent script and characterization to put it among the upper tier of First Class, Thor, etc.
theperm - 9/25/2011, 6:17 PM
it wasn't a bad movie, he didn't screw it up as much as everyone said he would. Though, really moving on with the franchise it might be better for someone else to take over.
WellDrawn - 9/25/2011, 6:17 PM
Hornet was not great by any means, but totally watchable (Kato Vision was cool). I would have loved to see what Kevin Smith was planning on doing with it when he was still attached:
marvel72 - 9/25/2011, 6:18 PM
thank f*ck,green hornet was one of the worst movies this year.i'll just stick with tv series it was a 1000x better & featured the legendary bruce lee.
Denny - 9/25/2011, 6:23 PM
MAYBE BECAUSE IT WAS A BIG, STEAMING PILE OF HORSE SHIT! Of course, that's just my opinion, but Rogen could at least acknowledge how terrible the film was, kinda like how Kevin Smith did with Cop Out. Seriously, the only funny scene was with James Franco, which managed to bring my expectations up for a film I thought would be quite funny.
krooklyndodger - 9/25/2011, 6:23 PM
@ Marvel72: worst CBM? Worst than GL?
Kalabog - 9/25/2011, 6:41 PM
@krooklyndodger
If you consider that at least GREEN LANTERN tried its best to remain true to the source material versus GREEN HORNET which made the main lead and brains of the duo and a worthless goofball of the team--- then YES 10 times fold.

If you find Rogan's Green Hornet entertaining therefore you haven't watch the original series in the 60's.


marvel72 - 9/25/2011, 6:47 PM
@ krooklyndodger

i did say one of the worst,compared to the green lantern they're probably about even,all i enjoyed out of the green lantern was the stuff on oa & the other outer space scenes.

as for the green hornet all i got from that movie was babes,the car & the end credits.
Simply7Muggs - 9/25/2011, 6:47 PM
I f*ckin hated this movie. I hope it never gets a sequel
Greengo - 9/25/2011, 6:49 PM
This movie was cheesy imo. Thank God he won't further defile Green Hornet.
MARVELFAN1995 - 9/25/2011, 6:59 PM
This was the worst movie i've ever seen! no lie!
CaptainDC - 9/25/2011, 7:16 PM
Listen, the green hornet wasn't terrible, but it certainly wasn't great. Seth Rogen killed it, and this took a serious low blow to the original series, which has the potential to blossom into something like Batman. Bruce Lee, Van Williams, that was one kick ass show. A serious, and true version of the Green Hornet is needed, not some comedian, a boring Cameron Diaz, and a ridiculously stupid villain. Give it a couple years, make it serious, and we'll have success
Greengo - 9/25/2011, 7:23 PM
Not terrible. Horrible.
Ranger14 - 9/25/2011, 7:36 PM
Thank goodness. It was a slap in the face to the Green Hornet. What a joke and terrible adaptation.
JatevinM - 9/25/2011, 7:38 PM
After watching the Green Hornet I realized why I chose not to watch it for so long.
Kalabog - 9/25/2011, 8:39 PM
We don't want a sequel to Rogan's Green Hornet. We want a serious reboot.
Pontius888 - 9/25/2011, 9:49 PM
That movie was so lame...
odie00 - 9/25/2011, 10:05 PM
the movie was garbage, seth rogen had no business being involved with green hornet at all. the asian guy in it (i forget his name) he was the only decent thing in the movie. it was a shame that christoph waltz who was the main villain did such a crappy job in the movie, he is a good actor and did such an amazing job in inglorious basterds. any true fan of green hornet who grew up watching the old series with bruce lee shouldnt like this at all. i hope we dont see a sequal but a well deserved reboot that doesnt have a freaking comedian as the lead role.
Boekelaar - 9/25/2011, 11:53 PM
The movie's good, why can't CBMs be funny? It certainly felt more real than other comic book movies, Seth Rogen accurately portrayed someone who is born into a lot of money and then accurately portrayed what it would be like if that person tried being a superhero. No one out there is like Bruce Wayne but we do have Paris Hiltons. That said I don't want a sequel, I like it as just one film.
Kalabog - 9/26/2011, 12:28 AM
@ Boekelaar
Again obviously you have no idea of the source material particularly the TV series of the 60's. If you are you wouldn't be defending such a crappy movie.

Let's put it this way, why did you think Superman III and Schumacher's Batman and Robin was so despised by CBM fans. Think about it, would it feel right to portray Captain America as a bonehead ?

I have nothing against inserting humour to CBM or having comedian portray them as long as they are appropriate and DOESNOT deviate from the character. Robert Downey Jr. IronMan /Tony Stark was mostly funny but remained true to the character. Chris Reeve nerdy portrayal was limited only to Clark Kent but never to SUPERMNAN. Michael Keaton a well known character actor-comedian played both straight as Bruce Wayne and Batman. Of course there are funny situations as Bruce Wayne but never as BATMAN. Even Adam Wests in 60's portrayed the Caped Crusader as a dependable hero not as bonehead. Chris Evans was a riot in the Fantastic Four because Torch was funny. But as Captain America Chris was serious and allowed a few humorous situations . CBMs does need humour to be entertaining. But NEVER DEVIATE FROM THE CHARACTER or worse make a mockery of the source material.
NextHero08 - 9/26/2011, 12:55 AM
Big screen just isn't the place for Green heroes is it?
NeoBaggins - 9/26/2011, 1:54 AM
Unwatchable and dumb as shit.
Ichaos - 9/26/2011, 3:50 AM
I found it "entertaining" but I didnt go in with high expectations. I have to say I liked the guy that played kato better.

If they take a fresh approach I wouldnt mind seeing it set in the 30s. Same with the Shadow. I wouldnt have mind seeing a sequal to the last Shadow movie.
kevinscomics74 - 9/26/2011, 3:59 AM
Green Hornet was created as a knock-off to the Batman series. With Batman being such a success, the studio wanted another hit, and with Bruce Lee on board it still was a failure. I for one enjoyed the opening sequence, but it WASN'T Batman, and it was obvious the show was made as a bad rip-off. When I saw the new take on this character, I loved it. The balance of humor and action was awesome. The characters Hornet and Kato had charisma for once and the effects as well as the art direction were great. Out of all the garbage pumped out by Hollywood and deemed significant, I can hardly agree that this film is the worst outing in the last few years. The haters are probably Broke Back Mountain fans. I give Hornet two thumbs up!
Number1Wolverine - 9/26/2011, 4:07 AM
When Seth Rogan was cast as Green Hornet my first thought was "oh s*** this is going to fail", but then the third trailer come out and made it look decent enough to see in theaters. The movie itself was ok but Seth was still miscast, and to make to even more worse he was the writer which showed by how goofy it was.

I disagree with NextHero08 that the Green Hornet isn't suitable for the big screen, but do think that a TV series would work better.
canadianturd - 9/26/2011, 4:12 AM
You guys are a bunch of whiners.

The Green Hornet exceeded my expectations. It was a really fun movie with a different take on it than most other comic book films. Take it for what it is, an action comedy. I thought it was very well done and would like to see another.
CBArtist - 9/26/2011, 4:40 AM
@kevinscomics74

The Green Hornet was not a knock-off of Batman. They simply wanted to expand their TV audience.
The Green Hornet predates Batman by a couple years. It started as a radio program in 1935 and was written by the same creator of The Lone Ranger. And throughout the books and radio programs, Britt Ried was stated to being the great nephew of the Lone Ranger.
silverdog - 9/26/2011, 6:43 AM
skip the sequel, go for the reboot..... in 10 years.
SackUSMC27 - 9/26/2011, 7:12 AM
A question for all of you saying it was "horrible," "the worst movie ever," etc. Because it strayed so far from the source material.

What makes for a more compelling storyline: a pretty-boy do-gooder who has always been a model citizen deciding to fight crime for the heck of it, or an average schmuck with a troubled father relationship who is a constant screw-up/disappointment until something prompts him to turn his life around and fight for good?

I know which one I prefer, and I've made that preference known with my money, so I am very disappointed with this news.
Dedpool - 9/26/2011, 7:19 AM
Good cause he was the worst part of the film! Not nearly as bad as I feared but still not the right tone for me. Jay Chou was awesome though! There's a French made fan film that was better than the thetrical film. It didn't need to be 100% serious but still.

@SackUSMC27- EXACTLY!!!I like the idea of a bored socialite that fights crime for the excitement and cause his city is so corrupt.
SunfireUrA55 - 9/26/2011, 7:43 AM
Too bad!!
It was an enjoyable film. The two balanced each other out very well in the film.

I'm just glad K.Smith's version DID NOT get made. After reading his comic book adaptation of it? It was utter garbage!! Why is this goofball idiot still around?
He's NOBODY!!
Kamdan - 9/26/2011, 8:10 AM
Thanks for [frick]ing up this character's legacy, Rogen!
OtakuPapi - 9/26/2011, 8:39 AM
A Kato Spinoff Without Seth would be awesome,because honestly he was pooh in the role of the Green Hornet,it was awkward to watch in most scenes.If they replace Seth with a better more realistic actor they are golden the movie was awesome,Seth Just Sucked Donkey Balls
Bandrews1 - 9/26/2011, 12:53 PM
I actually enjoyed this movie, it was pretty good but I don't it has to have a sequel.
Nubase - 9/26/2011, 1:57 PM
this was the most stupid movie ever made, period.

seth even said it himself...not in the forseeable future..which means never
NeoBaggins - 9/26/2011, 2:03 PM
@SackUSMC27

Far as Green Hornet straying away from the source material, that's not why I hated it. I don't remember it having much source material to begin with. And I don't mind the slap stick comedy approach to it or the hit and miss talents of Seth Rogan. It's the execution of the whole thing. They have everything they need to make a decent film and they just made pure shit.

GH plays like it's going to get better when you first start watching it and it never does. It's not funny, the story is half-assed and it's BORING. I could barely pay attention to it. Then it seems like it goes on and on when it should be ending. There was no substance to glue the actions scenes together and Cameron Diaz is just there to add... Cameron Diaz. It's a terrible film.

Who's this "pretty-boy do-gooder who has always been a model citizen deciding to fight crime for the heck of it"? Never heard of him.
Rodney21a - 9/26/2011, 2:24 PM
You geeks are all Wrong Stephen Chow was suppossed to be in it When Fat tallentless Boy and Geek wet dream Kevin Smith Dopped out Stephen Chow was going to direct it.
Former Fat guy Seth Rogan's Hubris took over and Force Stephen Chow out.

Stephen Chow Should have stayed and Directed It.



He didn't now this Concept is over. It took them 40 years to make this one. There won't be a second.
dancingmonkey08 - 9/26/2011, 5:31 PM
thank goodness, worst movie of the year so far, even Green Lantern was slightly better than this bullshit. At least then I didnt have to watch Seth Rogen be the annoying bastard he always is and at the same time, mess up a classic character (cue someone replying to me that Ryan Reynolds did the same to Green Lantern lol)

Kato was awesome though, I hope the actor who played him has a bright future in more, much better movies
Spectre94 - 9/26/2011, 5:34 PM
I thought it was fun. It made the character stand out more, instead of coming across to the public as a lame Batman ripoff. I also think Seth Rogen is hilarious, so if he finds good material for a sequel, I'm up for it
Phlegmbot - 9/26/2011, 7:52 PM
It wasn't a good Green Hornet movie...but it was a good movie. That is, in the world they created, they stayed within the confines of that world, didn't take themselves too seriously, created fun characters and did some original things.

OK, the villain sucked and Rogan was not at all believable as a spoiled rich guy who wants to do the right thing...but I still had fun watching it.

Green Lantern was far, far worse -- it barely made sense from moment to moment.
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