Inglourious Basterds Villain to Battle the Green HornetS

There may be hope for The Green Hornet yet. On the heels of Nicolas Cage's departure as the gangster antagonist in the superhero film, Michel Gondry has snagged a far more villainous actor: Inglourious Basterds' Nazi fiend Christoph Waltz.

Deadline is reporting that Waltz, who has received much acclaim as the fearsome Nazi Colonel Hans Landa in Quentin Tarantino's latest film, has been cast as Chudnofsky, The Green Hornet's main foe. Waltz is like a better match for the role, which Gondry has described as a terrifying foil to Seth Rogen's more comical superhero.

[Deadline via /Film]