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Any hope for a Green Hornet sequel can now be squashed

03.14.2012

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I thought that THE GREEN HORNET was a really fun movie, a factor that seems to be missing from a fair amount of movies these days. Just two guys up on screen, having a ball, working on something they're passionate about.  But despite the moderate success (financially and critically) of THE GREEN HORNET, Seth Rogan and Jay Chou won't get the chance to replicate that fun and success as producer Neal Moritz has formally said "nay." 

Not that there was much hope to begin with, but in an interview regarding his newest movie (21 JUMP STREET) Moritz explained: "the movie did almost $250 million and was actually very well liked, but we made the movie for too much money. One, we made it in L.A. for certain reasons, and two, we decided to go to 3D -- that added another $10 million. If I had done it in a tax-rebate state and not done 3D, it would have been considered a huge financial success for the studio. So we're not making a sequel right now."

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And really, if they don't make a sequel now it's not going to happen.  Unlike the Fast and Furious franchise, about which Moritz said he would "love to make them forever."  I hope this means we get a zombie version at some point once the main actors die.  But it'd have to be the more recent kind of fast zombie, because nobody wants to see a movie called TOO DEAD TOO SLOW.

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Extra Tidbit: Back in 2001, there was going to be a version of THE GREEN HORNET directed by Kevin Smith which starred Jake Gyllenhaal and a female Kato.

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8:56PM on 03/14/2012
It was a critically success? Metacritic score- 39 (out of 100). Rotten Tomatoes score- 44% (47% readers). In no universe anywhere is that considered to be critically successful. Moreover, thank god! This movie blew chunks.
It was a critically success? Metacritic score- 39 (out of 100). Rotten Tomatoes score- 44% (47% readers). In no universe anywhere is that considered to be critically successful. Moreover, thank god! This movie blew chunks.
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6:46PM on 03/14/2012
The reasons he gives don't seem to be the whole picture. More than likely he just doesn't wanna do it anymore. I mean he even gives a way the sequel would work. No 3d, and do it in a tax rebate state.
The reasons he gives don't seem to be the whole picture. More than likely he just doesn't wanna do it anymore. I mean he even gives a way the sequel would work. No 3d, and do it in a tax rebate state.
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4:41PM on 03/14/2012

TOO DEAD TOO SLOW

You just put a smile on my face.
You just put a smile on my face.
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3:55PM on 03/14/2012

Whaddya know, there actually is a God.

Honestly, I don't know how someone as untalented, fat, and stoned as Seth Rogen keeps getting work.
Honestly, I don't know how someone as untalented, fat, and stoned as Seth Rogen keeps getting work.
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1:31PM on 03/14/2012

Huh....

I guess I don't see how a 44% rating on RT translates into moderate critical success. Certainly RT isn't the only source for critics ratings, but I think the success of the movie is a bit overstated in the article. Financially it seemed to do fine, but even the regular user ratings at RT were only 47%.
I guess I don't see how a 44% rating on RT translates into moderate critical success. Certainly RT isn't the only source for critics ratings, but I think the success of the movie is a bit overstated in the article. Financially it seemed to do fine, but even the regular user ratings at RT were only 47%.
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1:26PM on 03/14/2012
I actually really enjoyed the film, of course I never saw it in 3D. This disappoints me a bit. I would have enjoyed another film. I also agree with the person below who said move it to a better taxed state and no 3D.....the problem is he just doesn't want to do it and holds the rights.
I actually really enjoyed the film, of course I never saw it in 3D. This disappoints me a bit. I would have enjoyed another film. I also agree with the person below who said move it to a better taxed state and no 3D.....the problem is he just doesn't want to do it and holds the rights.
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1:00PM on 03/14/2012

Though I hate the reasons he states for not making the sequel.

I'm still glad to hear this news. That first film was a shitfest, that almost made me hate Seth Rogen. I'm a huge Rogen fan, but he was the worst part of that terrible film adn he wrote it!?! Thank god he redeemed himself with 50/50 and I'm looking forward to see him in lots of non -Green Hornet films now!
I'm still glad to hear this news. That first film was a shitfest, that almost made me hate Seth Rogen. I'm a huge Rogen fan, but he was the worst part of that terrible film adn he wrote it!?! Thank god he redeemed himself with 50/50 and I'm looking forward to see him in lots of non -Green Hornet films now!
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12:56PM on 03/14/2012
WOW!!!! I can't believe some of the hate for this movie. I thought the Green Hornet was fun as shit, really enjoyed it!! That fight between Hal and Kato was hilarious!
WOW!!!! I can't believe some of the hate for this movie. I thought the Green Hornet was fun as shit, really enjoyed it!! That fight between Hal and Kato was hilarious!
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12:29PM on 03/14/2012
I loathed this insipid movie. I was hoping for a nice hero flick like the old TV show I could watch WITH MY FAMILY. No this is not family friendly nor is it even any good. The protagonist was pretty much unlike able. I am happy there is no sequel.
I loathed this insipid movie. I was hoping for a nice hero flick like the old TV show I could watch WITH MY FAMILY. No this is not family friendly nor is it even any good. The protagonist was pretty much unlike able. I am happy there is no sequel.
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12:14PM on 03/14/2012
I didnt realize this movie was so well loved. I thought it was ok, but when i enjoy the commentary better than the movie itself, usually a problem
I didnt realize this movie was so well loved. I thought it was ok, but when i enjoy the commentary better than the movie itself, usually a problem
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11:37AM on 03/14/2012

HOWWW GIVE ME A BREAK

What kind of BS is this, really! A big part of this money came from the 3D showings AND THE PREMIUM PRICE ! So without the 3D the movie would have made EVEN LESS MONEY! Don't blame the 3D conversion YOU WANTED (NOT US) for the average results at the Box Office.
I think GH was fun, if not great, and I enjoyed it BTW!
What kind of BS is this, really! A big part of this money came from the 3D showings AND THE PREMIUM PRICE ! So without the 3D the movie would have made EVEN LESS MONEY! Don't blame the 3D conversion YOU WANTED (NOT US) for the average results at the Box Office.
I think GH was fun, if not great, and I enjoyed it BTW!
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11:10AM on 03/14/2012

No need for a sequel, but...

I thought Green Hornet was great. Particularly how it subverted common 'loyal sidekick' tropes and made Kato into a real guy with ticks, flaws, desires, and ego. The action scenes were phenomenal & plentiful, Seth Rogen does what he does, the car was epic, and you got some funny supporting roles from Christoph Waltz & Cameron Diaz. I dug it and I think this movie will age quite well.
I thought Green Hornet was great. Particularly how it subverted common 'loyal sidekick' tropes and made Kato into a real guy with ticks, flaws, desires, and ego. The action scenes were phenomenal & plentiful, Seth Rogen does what he does, the car was epic, and you got some funny supporting roles from Christoph Waltz & Cameron Diaz. I dug it and I think this movie will age quite well.
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10:38AM on 03/14/2012
How long before someone has the idea to reboot in like 5 years?
How long before someone has the idea to reboot in like 5 years?
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12:39PM on 03/14/2012
you just put the reboot wheels in motion just by saying that,yup that's all it takes anymore
you just put the reboot wheels in motion just by saying that,yup that's all it takes anymore
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10:31AM on 03/14/2012

Thank god

It's over. Now i can continue to pretend Green Hornet never existed. I hated that movie so much, it made me hate seth rogen. It just wasn't funny
It's over. Now i can continue to pretend Green Hornet never existed. I hated that movie so much, it made me hate seth rogen. It just wasn't funny
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12:40PM on 03/14/2012
too bad we cant pretend you didnt have that as your avatar. made you hate Seth Rogen? by that theory you must hate a ton of actors
too bad we cant pretend you didnt have that as your avatar. made you hate Seth Rogen? by that theory you must hate a ton of actors
10:12AM on 03/14/2012
Disappointing. Would have liked to a sequel and a further continuation of the story of these two.
Disappointing. Would have liked to a sequel and a further continuation of the story of these two.
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9:58AM on 03/14/2012
Um, so shoot the sequel in a tax rebate state and don't bother with 3D (no one wants it anyways). This isn't a difficult concept.
Um, so shoot the sequel in a tax rebate state and don't bother with 3D (no one wants it anyways). This isn't a difficult concept.
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9:56AM on 03/14/2012

Hurray!!!

A lot of people said Green Lantern was the worst superhero movie of 2011 - but I thought it was Green Hornet.
I'm really-really open minden to any kind of movie, and I like Michelle Gondry, but TO ME, this movie wasn't funny, wasn't exciting, had a terrible villain (played by a great actor), had the most annoying hero, and had absolutely nothing that makes me feel sorry the sequel is not coming.
A lot of people said Green Lantern was the worst superhero movie of 2011 - but I thought it was Green Hornet.
I'm really-really open minden to any kind of movie, and I like Michelle Gondry, but TO ME, this movie wasn't funny, wasn't exciting, had a terrible villain (played by a great actor), had the most annoying hero, and had absolutely nothing that makes me feel sorry the sequel is not coming.
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9:54AM on 03/14/2012
Although i love Seth Rogen just like RYan Reynolds in Green Lantern these are not funny characters, the green hornet is crabby, kato was the laughs, bad casting
Although i love Seth Rogen just like RYan Reynolds in Green Lantern these are not funny characters, the green hornet is crabby, kato was the laughs, bad casting
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9:19AM on 03/14/2012
The Green Hornet had its flaws, but it was still fun and had some potential. This is too bad. I'd be interested to see a Green Hornet with the cast intact, that didn't need to spend an hour setting up the characters.
The Green Hornet had its flaws, but it was still fun and had some potential. This is too bad. I'd be interested to see a Green Hornet with the cast intact, that didn't need to spend an hour setting up the characters.
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9:01AM on 03/14/2012
That's too bad. I really had fun time with The Green Hornet. Seth Rogen and Jay Chou were hilarious.
That's too bad. I really had fun time with The Green Hornet. Seth Rogen and Jay Chou were hilarious.
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8:58AM on 03/14/2012
Kevin Smith turned his movie script into a Green Hornet comic with covers by Alex Ross. I didn't read them but I heard they were good. Kevin Smith ended up going the same route with his Six Million Dollar Man movie script too.
Kevin Smith turned his movie script into a Green Hornet comic with covers by Alex Ross. I didn't read them but I heard they were good. Kevin Smith ended up going the same route with his Six Million Dollar Man movie script too.
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11:39AM on 03/14/2012
I read the first few issues of each and both were awful.
I read the first few issues of each and both were awful.
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