There’s only a few weeks to go until the Seth Rogen superhero movie The Green Hornet hits theaters, and over the last few months we’ve had plenty to get us excited about the movie, including three action-packed TV spots.
But in case you need more to convince you to see The Green Hornet in theaters, you’re in luck as Columbia Pictures has released a brand new behind-the-scenes featurette for the film.
The Green Hornet stars Rogen as playboy-turned-masked superhero Britt Reid, who teams up with his recently-deceased father’s assistant, Kato (Jay Chou), in order to fight the city’s criminals with the help of their technology-enhanced car, dubbed the “Black Beauty.” The duo decide to pose as criminals in order to get closer to and ultimately take down the leader of L.A.’s criminal underworld, Benjamin Chudnofsky (Christoph Waltz).
The new featurette goes behind the scenes of the movie and features the likes of stars Rogen, Chou and Cameron Diaz letting us know why the titular Green Hornet is “A Different Kind of Supehero.” Watch the featurette below:
You can watch the Green Hornet featurette in HD over at Yahoo.
This featurette highlights one of the key things that sets The Green Hornet apart from the tons of other superhero movies out there: the titular hero isn’t the one doing most of the work. As Rogen says in the video, most of the time you have the hero doing all the heavy lifting, so to speak, and the sidekick is there to assist. But with The Green Hornet, Rogen is a complete newcomer to the technologically advanced world of gadgets that his sidekick, Kato, introduces him to; it’s Kato who ultimately does most of the ass-kicking. That scene we’ve seen in the trailers where Rogen knocks himself out using the gas gun is proof alone that he’s a bit out of his depth .
As much as Rogen seems like an unlikely candidate to play a superhero, that might actually help us relate to and believe in him more than someone who looks fit and ready to don a hero’s costume. I wasn’t keen on Rogen playing the Hornet at first, but I have to admit, the notion has grown on me.
The film stars Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz and Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds). It’s written by Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Superbad) and directed by Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind).
The Green Hornet hits 2D and 3D theaters in the U.S. on January 14th, 2011.