‘Green Hornet’ Release Date Changed To Make Room for Adam Sandler

If you’ve been looking forward to Seth Rogen and Michel Gondry’s live-action “Green Hornet” movie, it looks like you’ll have to wait a little longer to see the pulp hero’s upcoming return to the big screen. Sony announced today that it’s moving the release date of “Green Hornet” from June 25 to July 9, 2010.

According to Variety, the move was made to allow room for the studio’s Adam Sandler-penned comedy, “Grown Ups,” which will feature Sandler and a long list of other popular comedy actors. While “Grown Ups” is currently the only film scheduled to open June 25, Rogen and “Green Hornet” co-star Stephen Chow will now go up against the animated film “Despicable Me” and the Robert Rodriguez film “Predators.”

Little is known about the latest “Green Hornet” film at this point, and rumors have circulated involving a potential roles for various well-known actors — including Sandler. “Green Hornet” has had a tumultuous journey thus far in Hollywood, with Chow once tagged as director before deciding to leave the project.

Gondry was announced as the new director in February, and neither he nor Rogen have offered much in the way of details regarding the film. However, the director did say he was hoping to provide a cameo for original “Green Hornet” television series actor Van Williams, and has hinted that he’d like to explore the hero’s relationship to The Lone Ranger at some point in the film.

Keep it locked to Splash Page for more “Green Hornet” news as it develops.

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