In case you were wondering, Stephen Chow is out, and Jay Chou is in as Kato in the Green Hornet movie.

“It’s an overwhelming experience to take on a role made famous by Bruce Lee. I won’t try to be Bruce Lee’s Kato – I will try to bring my own interpretation to the part. Of course, it’s a dream role, and I’m looking forward to the challenge,” said Chou in a prepared statement.

There’s also word that floated out of Wizard World Chicago this past weekend that Edward James Olmos is also on board the Green Hornet flick, although there’s no word who he will play in the Michel Gondry directed film.

The Green Hornet is still slated for a July 9, 2010 release.

via Superhero Hype

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  1. August 10, 2009 at 11:43 am — Reply

    I could see Olmos playing District Attorney Scanlon, and his name would add a little to the cast.

    Jay Chou wasa great in Curse of the Golden Flower, I think he may be a better choice than Chow.

  2. hermit
    August 10, 2009 at 12:41 pm — Reply

    since when Chow is out?

  3. August 10, 2009 at 1:01 pm — Reply

    Since Chow said he didn’t want to direct the movie anymore – about two months ago…

  4. August 10, 2009 at 1:05 pm — Reply

    It got reported here on Major Spoilers on July 21st.

    First, there was a disagreement about the direction of the film as Chow was said to want to do a comedy. He stepped down as director but it was thought that he was remaining as Kato, later that changed as well.

  5. Alex
    August 10, 2009 at 1:32 pm — Reply

    I like Chou but he doesn’t seem to have as much personality as Chow. It fits Kato nicely, however. Strong silent type…

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