greenhornet release date pushed back

I should have known better than to get my hopes up. The Green Hornet adaptation has had fans on an up and down roller coaster this past year, with no signs of slowing down. As of late the film has been on a winning streak acquiring several talented actors for key roles, but out of the blue here’s another sign of darkness. According to /Film, Hornet has had its release date pushed back once again.

The release date for Green Hornet had already been previously moved from June to July of 2010, and now sources are setting it at December 17, 2010. Over at HitFix they were able to get in contact with the film’s star Seth Rogen in regards to the big move, and this is what he had to say:

“We’re both relieved and psyched about the 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.  We got the same date that movies like ‘I Am Legend‘ and ‘Avatar‘ are getting, so we’re thrilled to be there.”

Comparisons to I Am Legend and Avatar? I wouldn’t go that far. Films do bomb in the winter months, that’s not exactly a huge vote of confidence on the studio’s part. Yet, I can understand the desire to put out a decent product without the rush factor. This film already has two targets on its back, all we need is a crappy release to finish the job.

What do you think of Green Hornet’s release date getting pushed back? Is it a smart move?