Seth Rogen’s The Green Hornet Finds a New Kato?


After Stephen Chow relinquished the role of Kato in Seth Rogen’s upcoming Green Hornet movie earlier this month, the search to find a replacement immediately kicked into high gear. And although it’s only been a couple of weeks since the announcement, it looks like Sony may have already found their man. According to Korean movie news site HanCinema, Korean actor Kwon Sang-woo had a successful audition and is currently in final negotiations for the role.

Kwon Sang-woo is currently unknown to North American audiences, having starred in such films overseas as Once Upon a Time in High School and Destiny. Apparently he has martial arts experience and his English, while not perfect, was good enough to impress Seth Rogen. As Twitch points out, this would be the third Korean star to make their Hollywood breakthrough this year after Rain in Ninja Assassin and Lee Byeong-Heon in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. While I have no opinion on Kwon Sang-woo as of yet, I’m just impressed that they are giving someone a chance outside of the usual suspects. I thought for sure Jet Li was going to be getting a phone call even though he’d clearly be too old for the part. Is anyone out there familiar with Kwon’s previous work? Do you think he will make a good Kato?

  • mkt

    It’s regrettable that KUONSANU wasn’t chosen^.

  • chieu

    My father liked western movies. He took me to the
    movie theater. But I didn’t like western.
    However I liked John Wayne jumping from a running horse to another running one. I was very moved.
    I like a Korean actor Kwon Sang Woo now.
    I watched he jumped form a running car to another running one.
    I was verymoved by watchting his “Running wild”. He is very handsome,sportsman. He has the best body.
    He played action, romance,comdy and so on.
    I wish he will play in Hollywood. And he will be the
    best actor in the world.

  • haruyo

    kwon sang woo*****

    Asia No.1

  • haruyo

    Asia No.1

    Kwon sang woo
    kwon sang woo is the best*****

  • Majoran

    Hello everyone in this postboard!

    Honestly to say, some girls don’t know how great Kwon Sang-woo as an actor in Asian.

    He can act in every characters, true love stories, love comedies, especially action movies and what the most impressive he is that his actings touch to our hearts.

    His English is good enough to play “KATO”‘s character, however, unfortunately this “KATO” roll has been decided to the chinese.

    I am 200% sure that in a very near future Kwon Sang-woo will get a roll only he can act it.

    You all will see it!

    Kwon Sang-woo is the great actor!!!

  • quick dora

    Mr.Kwonsangwoo wasn’t chosen this time,so it’s very regrettable.
    But certainly the near future,he’d appear on Hollywood screen.

  • haruyo

    Kwon Sang Woo No.1
    :kato: is Kwon Sang Woo

  • terry shannon

    kwon sang woo A number 1. He actor great. Fight with great esteem and funny honorable. Please screen choice number 1. Say with rogen homosexual. Hey! Hey!

  • maya

    I like a Korean actor Kwon Sang Woo.
    He has the splendid body and athletic capability.
    He is best actor in the world.