Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg planned to make ‘The Green Hornet’ a different type of superhero movie. Next to plenty of other superhero movies out right now, this movie was supposed to be different. Rogen and Goldberg were committed to shake things up and to bring out a movie that will blow everyone’s’ minds. Traditional elements of the genre would be turned around, as Rogen did not have any “real interest in just doing a very literal interpretation of pre-existing material. I see a lot of these comic-book movies that come out now and you almost feel like anyone could pick up the first few editions of the comic book and say, ‘I want to shoot this,’ and then six months later you have the original story of most superheroes.”
Him and Goldberg want to “inject” their own sensibilities into it as well as their own sense of humor. Preparing for this revolutionary interpretation of the story writers had to watch the 1960s TV episodes and listen to the original radio shows. What came out was a work featuring a couple pointers to the originals, including the “Flight of the Bumble Bee” theme song. Their secret was pairing comic and humor with action.