Whenever there’s a movie that no one wants to be involved in for one reason or another and they need an A-list actor ASAP, clearly there’s only one man for the job: Nicolas Cage. No movie is too big or too small, too goofy or too serious for this thespian, and according to Variety, he is now in talks to star in Seth Rogen’s The Green Hornet. This could either be really awesome or really terrible news, depending on what direction they decide to take the movie in.
Cage will supposedly play the “gangster villain” of the film. As far as I know, The Green Hornet doesn’t have an arch enemy per se, but I think in one of the old serials there was a syndicate mastermind named Boss Crogan… perhaps the character will be based on him? Personally I was hoping Cage might reprise his role as Dr. Fu Manchu from Rob Zombie’s Grindhouse trailer Werewolf Women of the S.S., but I suppose that would be asking a bit much. It’s still unclear whether or not the movie is being envisioned as a comedy or a serious action flick, but now that Cage is involved, I think it’s probably going to become a comedy either way. They might as well embrace it and hope for the best! What do you think, is Nicolas Cage a good match for the tone of The Green Hornet, or is this going to be the final nail in the coffin for the project?