Smith Wants Rogen as New Super-Hero
Director Kevin Smith told Sci Fi Wire that he wants to cast Seth Rogen in an original superhero movie.
"First, I’m going to do a 180 turn and do a horror movie called Red State," Smith said while attending the Toronto International Film Festival. His latest film, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, screened their and stars Rogen along with Elizabeth Banks. "It’s going to be a total horror-political-psychological movie without a funny line in it. Then I’m going to do the science fiction super-hero movie. It’s going to be an original super-hero that I’ve created. It’s stewing right now. I want to do it, though, and, God willing, it will star Seth Rogen."
Rogen is also set to cowrite and star in Sony’s The Green Hornet film, coming in summer 2010.
The Wire report also quoted Smith as saying, "I haven’t written a comic book for about three years, but I am going to write a Batman soon." The project, Batman: Cacophony was a surprise announcement during the summer convention season and has already been solicited for release this November. Artwork is said to be from Walt Flanagan with covers from Adam Kubert and Andy Kubert. The story promises the return of Onomatopoeia, his villain from his run on Green Arrow along with Batman rogues Mr. Zsasz and the Joker. One can only hope he’s actually started writing by now.