Hollywood Snitch reports that Edward James Olmos of “Galactica” fame has landed an unspecified role in “The Green Hornet,” the Michel Gondry-directed, Seth Rogen-starring adaptation of the masked pulp icon. Olmos broke the news at last weekend’s Wizard World Chicago, though he was tight-lipped about his involvement.
Indeed, the erstwhile Admiral William Adama joins an ever-growing cast that includes Nicolas Cage as an unnamed gangster villain and Cameron Diaz as a reporter and love interest for Rogen’s titular hero.
Most recently, Taiwanese actor-musician Jay Chou was announced for the role of Kato, the martial arts-savvy sidekick to the Green Hornet. The part was initially filled by Stephen Chow before ultimately leaving the project.
While it might take some time before we know the specifics of Olmos’ role, I think it’s safe to assume that his involvement gets a resounding “So say we all!” from genre geeks and “Galactica” fans around the world. Whether he plays a hero, villain or a combination of the two, pulling Adama aboard “The Green Hornet” is nothing short of a frakkin’ awesome idea.
Excited for Edward James Olmos to join “The Green Hornet”? What type of role do you think he’ll play?