Actor turned police officer and firefighter Van Williams died last week at the age of 82. Williams appeared in many popular TV shows in the ‘60s and ‘70s, but was best known for playing The Green Hornet on the iconic TV series, alongside Bruce Lee as Kato.
After spending years pursuing the rights to the franchise, director Gavin O’Connor will team with Paramount to make a reimagining of The Green Hornet.
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What television has to offer this week: the U.S. debut of time-traveling soap opera Being Erica. The return of Supernatural, Archer and Smallville. Tiffany and Debbie Gibson have a pie-fight, and still somehow cope with a Mega-Python and a Gatoroid.
Despite bad buzz, critical drubbings, and the fact that it was exiled to the cinematic hinterlands of January for having a name too similar to The Green Lantern, The Green Hornet grossed $34 million and $16 million overseas this weekend.
Imagine if you crossed Cheech and Chong's 1970s stoner masterpiece Up In Smoke with the gadget-enhanced asskickery of Batman Begins. Sounds like it could never work, right? But Seth Rogen's Green Hornet proves that it does. And it's surprisingly awesome.
The new Green Hornet movie is a goofy superhero send-up. But the franchise has a serious past. Dig into some Hornet history and learn how its heroes went from radio and comics to TV, and finally to Seth Rogen.
When Sony announced that Michel Gondry was directing Green Hornet, many people joked that the superhero flick would be composed of cardboard and twine. But instead, Gondry treated the audience to a new POV-style of superhero ass-kicking: the awesome Kato-Vision.
Screw Sharktopus. Frak Mansquito. This Saturday, Syfy has a planet-sized kaiju: Behemoth! Also, this week's television is weirdly obsessed with mega-earthquakes. Alyson Hannigan joins The Simpsons. Jeff Bridges meets a flying blow-up doll. Plus Adventure Time, V and Clone Wars.
There are more superhero films coming in 2011 than in the past few years put together — but will they all be cookie-cutter super-adventures, or something a bit wilder and more different? Could this be the year superheroes stretch out?
Greet the new year by discovering new worlds. January brings tons of conventions, plus the return of all your television favorites, the Green Hornet movie, and new books from Carol Emschwiller and Gene Wolfe. Discover the future — today!
A crazy new rumor suggests a Firefly alum really will be Edgar Wright's Ant-Man...just not the one everyone has assumed. Plus the X-Men might be donning their traditional costumes, and a troubled starlet might join The Avengers. Spoilers all around!
The closer we get to Green Hornet's release date, the better the buzz gets. True, it's still being labeled it a hodgepodge mess, but most early viewers at least thought it was fun. Check out our round-up of early reviews.
This week's television rules! There's the long-awaited Robot Chicken Star Wars special. Henry Rollins wants to know if you have the "warrior gene." Big Bang Theory does the JLA! Plus live(ish) comedy from Ricky Gervais, Jeff Bridges...and Monty Python.
I keep spotting this Green Hornet-themed ad for fast-food chain Carl's Jr. when I'm fast-forwarding through commercials, and thinking it's a new trailer for the Michel Gondry-directed superhero romp. And then I see the fast-foody horribleness, and my heart sinks.
The latest Superman rumor will have you breaking out the early morning Scotch and cigarettes in celebration. See Green Lantern's star-crossed lovers, and hear what Deadpool will have to say. David Fincher tells us what's cool about Jules Verne. Spoilerage!