If you, like me, were a fan of Seth Rogen's version of "The Green Hornet," you're in for a disappointment: a sequel just isn't in the cards, at least not right now.
Producer Neal Moritz spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about a variety of subjects, including his work on this week's comedy "21 Jump Street." Among the topics that came up was "Green Hornet," and Moritz confirmed that a sequel isn't happening anytime soon.
"The movie did almost $250 million and was actually very well liked, but we made the movie for too much money," said the producer. "One, we made it in L.A. for certain reasons, and two, we decided to go to 3D -- that added another $10 million. If I had done it in a tax-rebate state and not done 3D, it would have been considered a huge financial success for the studio. So we're not making a sequel right now."
Look, I loved "The Green Hornet." I loved Seth Rogen and Jay Chou as Britt Reid and Kato, I loved the Black Beauty, I loved Katovision, I even loved Chudnofsky to pieces. So I would be very game to see a sequel at some point down the line. But should Rogen's "Hornet" remain a one-off, that's fine, too—it works perfectly well on its own merit, a stoner action comedy for the ages. My ages, at the very least.