'The Green Hornet' Delayed To Winter 2010

Seth Rogen - Green HornetIt's already been a difficult ride for "The Green Hornet," and depending on how you look at the most recent development, the road is getting even rockier.

Over the weekend, Box Office Mojo reported that the Seth Rogen-starring film has been delayed from its July 9, 2010 release date to December 17, 2010. No reason was given for the change, but HitFix spoke with Rogen to learn more about the movie's delay—something that the actor is actually excited about.

"We're both relieved and psyched about the change," Rogen said about "The Green Hornet" premiere change. "It gives more time for post, which would have been immensely rushed if we were to come out in the summer."

"It also affords us more time to promote the film, (now we can go to Comic-Con with more than a car!) and ultimately is a great vote of confidence from the studio," continued Rogen. "We got the same date that movies like 'I Am Legend' and 'Avatar' are getting, so we're thrilled to be there."

The movie has already experienced its fair share of troubles, including some false starts on a Kevin Smith version that existed before Rogen's involvement. But the most widely-known difficulty centers on Stephen Chow, originally slated to direct and star as Kato.

Chow eventually surrendered the director's chair, which later went to Michel Gondry, before abandoning the project altogether.

Now, with Jay Chou taking Chow's place as Kato, plus the casting of Cameron Diaz as Rogen's love interest and Nicolas Cage as the film's villain, things finally seem on track for "The Green Hornet." Even the change in release dates isn't such a bad thing, at least in Rogen's eyes—though with the way things have gone thus far, it's entirely possible that this isn't the final unexpected development on the film.

What do you think of the date change on "The Green Hornet"? Is this a good move for the film or not? Let us know what you think in the comments section!