With Michel Gondry’s Green Hornet taking in almost $230 million worldwide (before home video), it is one of those films that could easily get a sequel. After all, studios are always looking for franchises, and I’m sure Sony was hoping Green Hornet would be a big enough hit that everyone involved would want to make another one. So when I sat down with Seth Rogen for 50/50 at the Toronto Film Festival, I asked about the status of a Green Hornet sequel. He told me:
“Not any time in the foreseeable future. It’s just not something we’re interested in right now. It’s a lot more fun to make cheaper, much dirtier movies.”
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While I would never say The Green Hornet was a home run, I thought Rogen’s take on the material was inventive, and director Michel Gondry delivered an awesome, over-the-top third act. Basically, I would be down with a sequel.
However, with a budget of $100 million and change, I can also understand why everyone involved might want to walk away, as the worldwide box office wasn’t exactly stellar. It’s also a lot easier to make cheaper movies that don’t have to make hundreds of millions of dollars to make a profit.
Saying that, would you want to see a sequel to Green Hornet? Let me know in the comments. Here’s Rogen’s answer. Look for the full interview for 50/50 in the next few days. If you haven’t heard me say it, 50/50 is one of my favorite movies of 2011. Definitely recommended.