Seth Rogen’s pipe dream? ‘The Greener Hornet,’ a superhero pot sequel

July 29, 2010 | 12:07 p.m.
Seth Rogen Green Hornet

The Green Hornet” is not a drug comedy, but star and co-writer Seth Rogen knows he will have to remind people of that again and again between now and the film’s January release.

“It might be the only movie we have without any explicit pot references,” Rogen said, referring to himself and writing partner Evan Goldberg, a tandem that has given the world the bong-hit cinema of Superbad and The Pineapple Express.” This film’s emerald title led to a lot of hemp wisecracks from the cast and crew.

“Yes, there were a lot of jokes flying around the set about the name of the movie — jokes that the studio begs me not to make. But I will.” Rogen, with a wink, added that his masked man and Kato might go the Cheech and Chong route for “Green Hornet 2.” “If they let us do an R-rated sequel, maybe we can go there: ‘The Greener Hornet.'”

— Geoff Boucher


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9 Responses to Seth Rogen’s pipe dream? ‘The Greener Hornet,’ a superhero pot sequel

  1. Russell Barth says:

    Knock Knock
    who's there?
    Pot head!
    Pot head who?
    (pause, squint, and smile)……. sorry, what?

  2. Cal Godot says:

    "Knock, knock."
    "Who's there?"
    "Carl Sagan, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and world's most recognizable scientific name since Einstein. I was standing out here with several other wildly successful individuals who have smoked marijuana recreationally, including former Vice-President Al Gore, current President Barack Obama, and a whole bunch of professional athletes, musicians, and other entertainers."
    "Hey, Carl. What's up?"
    "There's some apparently deranged individual wandering around out here named Russell Barth. He and a bunch of other people seem to think marijuana has some permanent effect on memory and intellect. Most of them seem to be unemployed, high school educated, angry, and intolerant of others – many of them are holding empty beer cans and slurring their speech. Some are carrying guns. What should we do?"
    "Come in. It's safe and peaceful inside."
    "Should we call the police?"
    "Nah. It's no crime in America to be an intolerant drunken idiot."

  3. dave says:

    go away Rogen. Your a pathetic, unfunny hack. stop raping superheroes, and just go away.

  4. dave says:

    Rogen, your time has come and gone. Stop raping superheroes for an extra minute of fame, and GO AWAY!

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