Green Hornet’s Costume, Edward James Olmos’ Role Revealed

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We had a behind-the-scenes glimpse at Seth Rogen’s upcoming Green Hornet project a few weeks ago, when set photos surfaced. Those photos gave us a taste of the film’s look, and notably revealed what Kato’s costume would look like. Now, courtesy of Splash News (via CHUD), we also have a blurry look at the Green Hornet’s costume (above). Moreover, an interview with Edward James Olmos this morning at the LA Times reveals a few tantalizing tidbits about certain plot elements of the film. Note that the Splash News video and the LA Times interview both contain potential spoilers, so be warned before you click through to the video or click through to the jump.

The video shows a fairly impressive explosion, as well as what appear to be a brief glimpse of Kato and the Green Hornet. We also see a bulldozer dropping on top of a car. Note that while the above photo is probably an accurate representation of the Green Hornet’s look, it may in fact be Seth Rogen’s stunt double in the costume and not Rogen himself. The video is embedded below, but I’ve had mixed results viewing it in different browsers so head on over to Splash if if you’re having trouble with it.

From this brief shot we have, I’m kind of a fan of the look. It’s simple and elegant, not overly elaborate or ostentatious. I think it bodes well for the film.

Actor Edward James Olmos certainly agrees that the film is coming together well. In an LA Times piece published this morning, Olmos crowed,

I’ll put it to you this way — it’s quite a fun journey…It’s my first time doing this kind of a movie. ‘Blade Runner’ is the only thing that comes close to this. I’m having a lot of fun. People are really going to like what we’ve done.

Olmos also revealed that he will play the character of Michael Axford, a reporter at The Daily Sentinel, the paper run by Britt Reid’s (AKA The Green Hornet’s) father:

We’re the backbone of the paper. Things go awry, and I end up having to try to sustain what’s going on in our lives. And of course the Green Hornet doesn’t make it any easier. I don’t want to give anything away.

Discuss: What do you think of the Green Hornet costume, and Olmos’ role as Michael Axford?

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