Despite all that, a story at IESB notes that the WGA is giving actor Edward Norton no credit for his work on the screenplay. That might make him angry …
Keeping it verdant for a moment, actor Seth Rogen talked to Superhero Hype about what to expect from his take on the character. “‘Green Hornet’ is PG-13 and that’s an action movie. You can do anything violence wise,” he said. “It’s a very intense action movie and the relationship between Green Hornet and Kato, a lot of comedy comes from that. At first actually, we weren’t even sure going in we could be more of a Jet Li type guy who maybe isn’t the funniest guy in the world, but he’s physically very impressive, or whether it would be more of a Stephen Chow type guy who can do martial arts, but clearly has a sense of humor. In the version that we’ve made it seems like a Stephen Chow type guy would be more suitable for the role. Again, until they officially greenlight it, it’s hard to make any of those decisions. We have been meeting with directors and stuff even though we haven’t been greenlit. We just kind of took it upon ourselves to kind of begin conservations with people. I’m really excited. It seems like it might really happen.”
According to Entertainment Weekly, the movie will be released June 25, 2010.
Sticking with the theme, writer Marc Guggenheim talked to Newsarama about working on the space cop’s story. “Although, I actually think fans are going to react really positively to the Green Lantern movie,” Guggenheim said. “It’s not only a respectful approach to the character, but it’s a loving approach to the entire mythos. So while there is this desire to be quiet and secretive and let the movie speak for itself, it’s hard for me, because I feel like I know — as a comic book fan — I know what I want to see in a comic book movie. And I know… look, I’m like everybody else. I vividly remember Tim Burton’s ‘Batman’ movie. If you look back, there’s ‘Superman: The Movie’ and the first ‘Batman’ movie, and those two movies are the first big budget, superhero tent-pole movies … I think Green Lantern has the potential to be a very highly regarded superhero movie. We’re approaching it with such respect and such care. And really, it’s written to be a movie that everyone who’s not familiar with the character can enjoy, but there are so many nods to things that I know the fans love and care about that I think people will be very happy.”
An article in the Hollywood Reporter notes that screenwriter Ryan Condal will adapt the Warren Ellis miniseries. Nick Wechsler and Hollywood Gang’s Gianni Nunnari are producing, a team that’s also working on reworking Frank Miller’s “Ronin.”
WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN
Toon Zone has some new images and a release date for when some fans can see the new animated series.
THE DARK KNIGHT
You can find some new production stills and promotional photos at Comics2Film.
CBR News has an interview with actor Faran Tahir about sequel possibilities and how he fit into the film’s continuity.
THE CASTING COUCH
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