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Evan Goldberg on Hornet and The Boys

30 April 2008  |  Written by   

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Evan Goldberg, who co-wrote last summer’s top teen comedy Superbad (alongside hirsute funnyman Seth Rogen) and this summer’s Pineapple Express, recently crossed the Atlantic to offer up some tasty news-sized nuggets regarding the Canadian duo’s upcoming projects.

Most of you will know, the pair has been working on superhero-update The Green Hornet, but Goldberg let us in on what fans can expect from next year’s superhero movie, “We decided to make it before he was the Green Hornet, when they [the Green Hornet and his sidekick Kato] had to work out their partnership. He’s a bit of a dick and he’s rude to Kato and it’s about them coming to terms with one another, so the Green Hornet people know is three years later.”

Goldberg and Rogen are also in advanced talks to bring Garth Ennis’ superhero smackdown The Boys to the screen. The comic book follows a superpowered CIA squad (the titular boys) who keep the narcissistic and amoral superheroes of the world in line. Goldberg described the book as “one of the most intelligent comics ever written” and was talking up the film’s potential to shake up the superhero genre. “The reason this is a good thing to make is because it is not a normal superhero movie; the trick is we need to wait for a few more superhero movies to come out, so everyone gets superheroes and then we can be critical of the superhero.” Goldberg was also full of praise for the The Boys creator Garth Ennis adding, “he doesn’t make it black and white, it’s all about the grey and that’s what I love.”

The final pointed prong in the pair’s pop-cultural trident is the news that in amongst the superheroics, Goldberg and Rogen will find time to script an episode of The Simpsons. Though Goldberg was tight-lipped on the plot, if the pair bring the same freshness to Springfield’s number one family that they brought to the teen comedy, it could be a Simpson’s episode to look forward to – an all too rare commodity these days.

Liam Burke

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Sounds like “Super Hero” film are going in different directions.  With Watchmen, The Boys and perhaps Hancock taking the less generic Marvel/DC route.  Would like to see The Authority being tackled by someone. More

Posted by morg1138 at 07:15 on 01 May 2008 | Report This Post

The Boys!! I cant wait, but as Clarkkent says dont do it for laughs. More

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as long as they don't play THE BOYS for comedy then that could be really cool. More

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