Edward James Olmos Joins The Green Hornet Cast?

Published 6 years ago by , Updated January 23rd, 2013 at 6:55 am,

the green hornet edward james olmos Edward James Olmos Joins The Green Hornet Cast?

Hollywood Snitch is reporting that Edward James Olmos has joined the cast of the upcoming comic book film, The Green Hornet. If this news is true, he joins the already-announced Seth Rogen (playing the titled character), Jay Chou (playing Kato, replacing Stephen Chow), Nicolas Cage (playing the film’s villain) and Cameron Diaz (playing some sort of reporter/love interest). The film is being directed by Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), and written by Rogen and his Superbad co-writer, Evan Goldberg.

Olmos’ Green Hornet role is currently labeled as unspecified, with only a short quote from the Battlestar Galactica star himself at Wizard World Chicago Comic-Con. Check out the quote:

“I’m on my way to do ‘The Green Hornet,’… It’ll be a lot of fun with Seth [Rogen], Nicolas Cage and Cameron Diaz.”

Basically this just tells us he’s got some sort of part, but it could be anything from a cameo to a major supporting part. My guess is it’ll be somewhere in-between those two extremes. I would have said he’s the villain (to me he just has that look), but it was already revealed a little while ago that Cage will be fulfilling that duty.

A couple of side characters from the original Green Hornet series are, “a bombastic former policeman,” and an, “irascible city editor of The Daily Sentinel.” Could Olmos be one of those two? Who knows. This situation kind of echoes the one with Cage as the villain – we don’t really know much about him other than he’s some sort of gangster who’s not over-the-top and is scary. Why all the secrecy, guys?! icon razz Edward James Olmos Joins The Green Hornet Cast?

More news on Olmos’ involvement as it gets released. For now: what do you think of this potential piece of casting?

The Green Hornet is scheduled to hit theaters on July 9th, 2010.

Sources: Hollywood Snitch via /Film

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  1. Funny,
    my first thought before clicking on this story
    was that he was playing a newsman,I just thought Green Hornet had to have their own Perry White type of character.
    It will be interesting to see if he gets that particular part .
    I am glad he is working so soon after BSG.

  2. Great GREAT actor, one of the best. He makes me proud to be Mexican :)

  3. W.T.F. !!!!!!!!!!

    Admiral Adama no!!!
    Don’t fall for the regeneration of Rogen!!! Model Caprica 420,,,

  4. Crap! I’ve been a fan of Olmos since the original Miami Vice. I guess I won’t completely write this off just yet.

  5. I really like Olmos but it’s going to take a lot more than putting him in the film to get me excited by it. How about replacing Rogen and the guy who doesn’t know martial arts playing a martial artist.

  6. too little too late Rogen. Kahless has said it best! Kudos to you and 790!