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Get the GREEN LANTERN and THE GREEN HORNET mixed-up? Allow us to clear up the confusion.

James Wallace

by: James Wallace
January 15th, 2011

Originally, Sony Pictures' THE GREEN HORNET was slated for a release in March of this year. Well, that is after it was bumped from Summer 2009 to Summer 2010 for post-3D conversion, ultimately ending up in January instead of Spring Break weekend. Still with me? I know you are because you are quick, clever, and not easily confused. But Warner Bros. - the studio behind the other emerald crime fighter with a movie due out this year - thought differently.

According to the Los Angeles Times' Company Town, WB felt that, by Sony releasing THE GREEN HORNET four months prior to GREEN LANTERN's June 17th release, it could be confusing for movie goers and thus damage their film's box office potential. In turn, WB sought the help of the Motion Picture Association of America to serve as an arbitrator, who ultimately ruled in their favor by deciding that a six-month difference between the two releases would alleviate any incertitude audiences may may have.

But since we here at Gordon and the Whale care about your movie going experience, not to mention just your over-all well being, allow us to help differentiate the two for you just in case any lack of certainty remains. Here's ten ways The Green Hornet and the Green Lantern, and their respective films, are different.

The Green Hornet wears a hat and a mask. The Green Lantern just wears a mask, though we assume he wears a hat when he’s having a not so super hair day.

The Green Hornet wears clothing made of cloth. The Green Lantern wears a suit made of imaginary movie magic and computer wizadry.

The Green Hornet drives a car called the Black Beauty to scoot around town while fighting bad guys. The Green Lantern prefers flight as his method of transportation but we’re pretty sure he’s driven a few beauties in his day.

The Green Hornet has a sidekick named Kato. The Green Lantern has no real sidekick but really likes Chinese food.

The Green Hornet drinks a lot of six packs. The Green Lantern has a lot of six packs.

The Green Hornet derives his crime fighting alias from an insect. The Green Lantern gets his mighty moniker from a lamp. Not a lightning bug. A lamp.

One has a “the” in the title. One does not. We’ll let you figure this one out on your own.

The Green Hornet is played by Seth Rogen. The Green Lantern is played by Ryan Reynolds. Surprisingly, they are not the same actor.

Rogen AKA The Green Hornet is from Vancouver, Canada and is most likely a listener of Alanis Morissette. Reynolds AKA Green Lantern is from Vancouver, Canada and most definitely has had sex with Alanis Morissette.

The movie based on The Green Hornet is titled THE GREEN HORNET. The movie based on the Green Lantern is called GREEN LANTERN. This may be the the most confusing element between the two films. If you can grasp this concept, then we think you'll have a promising, bewilderment-free movie year.

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