‘The Green Hornet And Kato’ Are Set To Kick Ass Again On The Big Screen

Many have tried and failed to bring one of the oldest superheroes back to prominence: the Green Hornet. The masked crime-fighter was created in the 1930s and crossed over into radio, comic books, movies, and the 1960s TV series made popular by Bruce Lee as Kato. Seth Rogen and Michel Gondry teamed up for an ill-fated reboot in 2011, but now it’s Universal who will attempt to help us forget all about that one.

Variety reports Universal has teamed up with rights-holders Amasia for The Green Hornet and Kato. The new film will center on Britt Reid, a wealthy newspaper publisher who uses his millions to become a masked vigilante, joined by his kung-fu partner Kato and driving a badass technologically-advanced car the “Black Beauty”.  Green Hornet is the grand-nephew of Dan Reid, aka Western hero The Lone Ranger.

Paramount attempted a reboot in 2016 with Gavin O’Connor (The Accountant) at the helm, but nothing ever came of it. Like The Lone Ranger, it’s tough getting The Green Hornet just right, but as proven by the failed movies both characters have had recently, comedy isn’t the way to go. A no-nonsense action flick with top notch fight choreography might be the way. Curious to see how this develops.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.


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