I have had a surface on Green Hornet for a while now. Mostly because I am curious of any pulp comic getting a film, and morbidly curious to see Seth Rogen in the lead role. I still don’t have my head around that one.
But now Edward James Olmos, the Old Man himself has joined the cast, and this jumped up on my dradis.
Edward James Olmos who played Admiral Adama on the recently finished best show on television Battlestar Galactica, and for some reason Olmos volunteered that he’ll be in The Green Hornet. No word on what part he’ll play, but Olmos is on his way to the set. Expect order to be restored at any moment. Better shape up Rogen, Admiral on deck.
I could see Olmos playing a mob boss or some other corporate leader that Green Hornet is trying to take down. Perhaps for selling disposable diapers or reuniting Menudo. But nothing has been announced as to who he might play.
Interestingly enough, Britt Reid is a blood relative of The Lone Ranger. Dan Reid was revealed as the Lone Ranger’s Nephew, who was also Britt’s father, making the Masked Man the great uncle of the Green Hornet.
Perhaps Olmos will play a retired Lone Ranger. That would rock. (and might encourage Paul Rudd to helm a Lone Ranger film)