WEIRDLAND: "The Green Hornet" trailer - Unlikely Superheroes

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

"The Green Hornet" trailer - Unlikely Superheroes

"Rogen is rolling up his sleeves and getting his hands dirty with an action star role in "The Green Hornet" — and while he might be the latest, Rogen is hardly the first unlikely actor to find himself in a comic book or superhero movie.

"The Green Hornet" trailer, starring Seth Rogen.

Here are some of our favorite actors who defied expectations to become superheroes and comic book characters on the big screen.

Ben Stiller as Mr. Furious in Mystery Men (1999)

Ben Stiller as Mister Furious
Ben Stiller has shown plenty of versatility in the realm of comedy, playing a foolish male model in "Zoolander" and an action hero in "Tropic Thunder." But does he have it in him to channel his inner Wolverine? Depending on how much you enjoyed his role as Mister Furious in "Mystery Men", you've got your answer.
While I count myself as a fan of Stiller's work in the cult film, the small amount of moviegoers who actually saw "Mystery Men" in theaters indicates that Stiller's days as a superhero are probably behind him.
Topher Grace as Venom
One of Spider-Man's many colorful villains, the comic book version of Venom is the complete opposite of the friendly neighborhood wall-crawler in terms of size and stature. That was not the case with Topher Grace, who played the role in "Spider-Man 3."
Fans were skeptical of the skinny "That '70s Show" actor landing the role of the notoriously bulky bad guy even before the movie's release. Considering the mostly lukewarm reception to the third "Spider-Man" outing, it doesn't appear that the lanky Venom worked out so well.
Seth Rogen as Green Hornet

The latest unlikely comic book crime-fighter is Seth Rogen as Britt Reid in "The Green Hornet." Fans who know the actor best for his stoner comedy roles in "The 40 Year Old Virgin" and "Knocked Up" were undoubtedly confused by his casting as an action lead, but after the recent debut of the "Green Hornet" trailer, we've got a much clearer idea of how he plans to play the character. Whether or not you like his take on Reid is certainly a matter of taste, but we're all bound to have a much clearer opinion once "Green Hornet" lands in theaters in January 2011". Source:

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