The upcoming Seth Rogen comic book movie, The Green Hornet has been pushed back a whopping 5 months, from its previous July 7th summer release date next year to December 17th. Thereâ€™s been no official reason given for the move, but its star Rogen has responded himself to the news by saying:
â€œWeâ€™re both [me and Michel Gondry are] relieved and psyched about the change. It gives more time for post [-production], which would have been immensely rushed if we were to come out in the summer. It also affords us more time to promote the film, (now we can go to Comic-Con with more than a car!) and ultimately is a great vote of confidence from the studio.â€
It has certainly been a rocky road for The Green Hornet, with one notable obstacle being Stephen Chow sadly dropping out, first as director, then as an actor in the role of the titular characterâ€™s sidekick, Kato. But with an extremely talented director coming on board in the form of Michel Gondry, and recently Nicolas Cage, Cameron Diaz and Jay Chou being cast, it looked like things were firmly on the road for the release next summer.
However, as HitFix notes, principle photography hasnâ€™t even started yet, and I donâ€™t think with a project like The Green Hornet that anyone involved wants it to be rushed. Also, the highly anticipated (arguably even more than this movie) Predators would have made for heavy competition as itâ€™s also scheduled to open on July 7th next year. On top of that, a December release sets The Green Hornet apart from all the other summer movies that it will compete with.
What do you think about The Green Hornet being delayed for a whole five months? Do you think it makes sense or should they have just kept the original summer release date?