Nic Cage Passes On Green Hornet Villain Role

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In a press release last week for The Green Hornet, we learned that the cast had grown by two to include David Harbour and Tom Wilkinson. We also learned that principal photography had begun and that they were still in negotiations with actor Nicolas Cage to play the role of the primary villain described as a gangster.

Now, we’ve learned that Cage, who’s just signed for the lead roles in the revenge film Drive Angry and The Hungry Rabbit Jumps, will not be a part of the Green Hornet film adapation.

At least that helps alleviate what we thought was becoming an impossible film schedule for the Ghost Rider star.

According to the Heat Vision blog at The Hollywood Reporter, Cage and Columbia studios “were not able to come to terms on a deal.”

Money talks in Hollywood and Cage has found two leading roles to play with instead of a supporting role in Green Hornet. I would of thought the Rogen-starrer would have been a more popular movie for Cage.

With production on its way as of last week, the studio and director Michael Gondry will quickly need a replacement.

If you’ve not seen them, take a look at the first set photos from The Green Hornet revealing many of the main characters.

Would you have liked Cage to play the bag guy opposite Seth Rogen’s Green Hornet? Who should be the villain now?

The Green Hornet opens on its new release date, December 27, 2010 alongside Tron Legacy, The Smurfs movie and Yogi Bear.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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  1. Hmm dont know.
    My guess they will either come with a big name or some Martial Arts Superstar to counter toKato.
    I dont know,
    just a thought.
    If they cant find anybody, they could always rewrite it so that Edward James Olmos is secretly the Villain.
    There are lots of possibilties here.

  2. wow what a surprise – evidently this will never make it to the big screen – it will turn into the same type of film that the original roger corman fantastic four turned into. you will only see a bootleg and it will be a vhs tape in a brown paper bag.

  3. Its being filmed now .
    This isnt the first time in the history of Cinema something like this has happened.
    Its called Replacement Casting.

  4. Rip Taylor should play the villian

    Rip Taylor

  5. Is any news about “The Green Hornet” good? What, they couldn’t even get Cage to do a cameo part? Like play the really, really bad arch villian that gets away??

  6. ….whatever

  7. Wow! This film has just jumped from complete garbage to just bad overall. Amazing how can one actor make the difference.

  8. Get Jason Lee (Chasing Amy) He can play a jerk like nobody’s business…….it’d be an improvement I think. I’m just a Jason Lee fan for cryin’ out loud 😉