What's the Difference Between the Green Lantern and the Green Hornet?


As the pieces begin to fall in place for bigscreen adaptations of The Green Lantern and The Green Hornet, we realize that some of you might have trouble telling the two properties apart. Now, with Movieline's hand-dandy guide, you can ace any fanboy conversation after just a few minutes! Let's begin:

STAR

Green Lantern: Ryan Reynolds

Green Hornet: Seth Rogen

ACTOR'S NATIONALITY

Green Lantern: Canadian

Green Hornet: Canadian

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DIRECTOR

Green Lantern, left: Martin Campbell (Casino Royale)

Green Hornet: Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)

CHARACTER'S ORIGIN

Green Lantern: Created by writer Bill Finger and artist Martin Nodell for DC comics in 1940

Green Hornet: Had its genesis in 1930s radio serials, but has had multiple incarnations in comic books, TV, and film

COSTUME

Green Lantern: Green eye mask, green and black spandex outfit

Green Hornet: Green eye mask, dapper hat and suit

SPECIAL POWERS

Green Lantern: A "power ring" that grants the Green Lantern the ability to create or do virtually anything

Green Hornet: A talent for hand-to-hand combat, plus the finest technology money can buy (including a specially equipped automobile named "Black Beauty")

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ACTUAL IDENTITY

Green Lantern: Whoever wears the ring becomes the Green Lantern, and there have been several different Lanterns through the character's history. Reynolds will be playing Hal Jordan, a test pilot given the ring by crash-landed alien Abin Sur

Green Hornet, right: Britt Reid, wealthy playboy and newspaper magnate

SIDEKICKS

Green Lantern: Depending on the Green Lantern, there have been a whole range of supporting characters, including taxi driver Doiby Dickles and Inuit engineer Thomas Kalmaku

Green Hornet: Asian manservant Kato (famously played by Bruce Lee in the 1966-67 TV adaptation)

CAN HE FLY?

Green Lantern: Yep

Green Hornet: Nope

MOVIE RELEASE DATE

Green Lantern: June 17, 2011

Green Hornet: July 9, 2010



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