First Green Hornet Set Photos Reveal Kato & More!

Published 5 years ago by , Updated September 17th, 2012 at 11:56 am,

As Screen Rant reported earlier, The Green Hornet ‘s release date has been delayed by five months, from next summer to a pre-Christmas date of December 17th. However, principal photography has begun right on schedule and with a cast firmly in place (after much speculation, particularly around who would replace Stephen Chow as Kato), The Green Hornet is finally and firmly on track.

For us, this means we’ll start seeing plenty of updates rolling out and today we have some of the first set photos from the production of The Green Hornet. Included in these is our very first look at Jay Chou as The Green Hornet’s sidekick, Kato. His outfit and mask aren’t a shocker by any means, but that’s a good thing – they’re keeping him the way he’s supposed to look. On top of that, we also get a look at Seth Rogen in action as the titular character, as well as Cameron Diaz (who’s playing Lenore Case – some sort of reporter) and even Chou’s stunt double in costume as Kato.

Thanks to Splash News, SuperHero Hype and Just Jared, take a look at a selection of the photos below (click any for larger size):

Jay Chou as Kato

Jay Chou with Cameron Diaz

Seth Rogen as Britt Reid a.k.a. The Green Hornet

Jay Chou's Kato stunt double

For the rest of the set photos you can head over to SuperHero Hype, Just Jared and Splash News.

Since production has already started on The Green Hornet, more than 15 months away from the release date that’s been set for the movie, I’m going to guess it’ll be a longer-than-usual shoot, and then onto a heck of a lot of post-production work. Michael Gondry has described in the past some pretty wild ideas for ways to do some of The Green Hornet‘s fight sequences, for example, talking about such things as the camera moving at different speeds for the different characters - “…one will go fast and the other will go slow, and then they’ll meet… It’s as if they’re in different dimensions, but when they touch they each other they come into the same dimension…”

Whoah, okay…

I know there’s a lot of doubt and skepticism from fans about this particular incarnation of The Green Hornet. The way it’s being described by Rogen, Gondry and Co. is as an action/comedy – that, plus the fact that it has Rogen (for some reason people are hating on him – I quite like him) toplining a strange and diverse cast, means that most people aren’t exactly 100% confident about the project.

However, I personally remain optimistic about the whole thing. Even if the cast is a little strange (Nicolas Cage as the film’s gangster villain – I can’t wait to check that out!), the names alone are impressive, and at least from these pics they’ve got the look of the characters (at least Kato, anyway) right. But most of all, it’s the inclusion of Gondry as the director which has me most anticipating the project: He directed what I believe to be one of the best movies of the last 10 years, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and overall is one of modern day filmmaking’s most creative minds IMO.

Color me interested.

What do you think of the first batch of Green Hornet set pics? Do they make you look forward to the film any more/less than you already were?

The Green Hornet is now scheduled to be released on December 17th, 2010.

Sources: SplashNews, SuperHeroHype and JustJared

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  1. IS THIS A COMEDY???

    seth rogen running around in a green costume, and i hope that stunt double is like ridiculously noticible, with a quick look away look back replaced by the main actor.

    this movie would be hilarious. and still might even be without the movie makers knowledge i guess lol.
    ghost rider was a good comedy in my opinion.

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  3. Just an observation , the car looks a little dinged up. So is this just after a stunt? Is that stubble on Rogen’s face? I don’t think a scruffy Green Hornet is gonny work. Maybe Britt just came off an all week-ender?

    I can’t help being interested, I guess I’m an old Green Hornet fan. Of course this effort could make me a passing fan…

  4. The guy playing Kato is just as miscast as Rogen . He doesn’t have the same intensity that Lee brought to the character. Looks like Sulu’s stand in. Let’s face it Kato stole the tv series.

    What’s it going to take to get Rogen out of movies?
    When I see this guy
    all I can think of is the Special Olympics.
    Jonah Hill has more talent in his stomach fat then this circus clown.
    How did Rogen ooze through the cracks and get into showbiz? Amazing.

    I will never see this film!!!!!!

  5. That’s exactly how I feel about Mike Myers 790, and if this movie is dumpster slop, Rogen can be easly added to the list that lies below whale excrement…Uh I mean waste… Um I mean Smurf.

  6. Yeah Old Man, Myers almost ruined “Inglorious Basterds” for me.
    That and the fact that his scene in the film was so freeken weird. Let’s put 3 people in a huge dance hall and have them stand 30 feet away from each other as they speak. Tarantino, genius or Rogen?

  7. This movie has bomb written all over it. The only thing it has going for it is Gondry who I wager is directing because he lost a bet or something. Cameron Diaz??? Nic Cage as the villain???

    Seth Rogen as an action hero?

    Seriously…?

    Not to mention the fact that Rogen has stated numerous times that this will NOT be a comedy after all. The Green Hornet movie has been in developmental Hell for over two years and the sudden reveal of the Black Beauty at the San Diego Comic Con was just a desperate attempt to gauge the interest of fans.

    If word is coming out now that Green Hornet is a comedy after all, that is the worst news so far. It says to me that the studio is sweating bullets over what to do with this turkey.

  8. what is the saying….”you can’t polish a turd” ( Turd equals non-talent Rogen, not the Sacred Hornet)

  9. i am forced to agree with 790 and daily pop comments on this film. the original green hornet t.v. series was not a comedy and therfore the movie should not be a comedy, also seth rogen is all wrong for the part.

  10. hey people give it break! have a kit kat
    dont judge this movie by its cover!
    i mean cameron diaz is in there so its gotta be a good flick
    what movie has she been in thats not entertaining..
    yes bruce lee is a good chinese actor in american films but i think its ausome Jay chou’s goin to be in an american film i think kato will suit his role Jay Chou is like the king of pop in Taiwan! everyone in china knows him this movie will be quiet big.. Seth is funny!
    i hope i can see a serious side of him in this movie! :D
    ~gud luck guys