Edward_James_Olmos cast in Green Hornet

One of the stars of the big screen adaptation of The Green Hornet threw out an interesting comparison during an interview with the LATimes. Edward James Olmos gave a one on one with Hero Complex regarding the status of the film’s production. Olmos has been most recently known for his stint on the now defunct Battlestar Galactica, but has had a career spanning several decades. So, what’s a man of his stature doing in a Seth Rogen movie?

In the interview Olmos compared his experience on Green Hornet, to his time on the sci-fi epic, Blade Runner. Michel Gondry and Ridley Scott don’t exactly have the same creative taste so I was shocked by this statement.

“It’s my first time doing this kind of a movie. Blade Runner is the only thing that comes close to this. I’m having a lot of fun. People are really going to like what we’ve done. …”

In Green Hornet Olmos will star as Michael Axford, a reporter at the Daily Sentinel newspaper. His character works alongside James Reid, the father of Britt Reid (Rogen), and the paper’s publisher.

“We’re the backbone of the paper,” he said.  “Things go awry, and I end up having to try to sustain what’s going on in our lives. And of course the Green Hornet doesn’t make it any easier. I don’t want to give anything away.”

It’s good to finally have some solid info regarding Olmos’ character, I was getting a little worried there. The Green Hornet hits theaters on December 17, 2010, and co-stars Jay Chou and Cameron Diaz.

What do you think about Olmos’ character in the Green Hornet?