Netflix announce cast for live-action COWBOY BEBOP


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Netflix are making a live-action version of COWBOY BEBOP and have confirmed the cast:

Spike Siegel - John Cho (HAROLD & KUMAR, STAR TREK)
Jet Black - Mustafa Shakir (LUKE CAGE)
Faye Valentine - Danielle Pineda (THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, THE ORIGINALS)
Vicious - Alex Hassell (TORCHWOOD, SUBURBICON)

There are all very good actors, although some of the changes are interesting: Spike being older than Jet, everyone being older than their original incarnations etc. No word on Ein, Ed or the music yet, which I know will be a dealbreaker for a lot of people.

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What.
Huh.

Didn't know that Siegel is a traditional korean last name.


Hama,

Not sure it is...but this is a) anime and b) they'd probably do well to get some Asians involved after that whole "Ghost in the Shell" debacle.


Hama wrote:

What.

Huh.

Didn't know that Siegel is a traditional korean last name.

The character design and attitude of Spike was based on Japanese actor Yusaku Matsuda (from 1970s cop show DETECTIVE STORY), so it's not like the original Japanese creators were much concerned with the logic of the situation either (not to mention the complete logic breakdown of Faye being born and bred in Hong Kong but somehow passing as a Romany). Besides, there seems to be a lot of fan-theorising that Siegel was an alias or adopted name from his time in the criminal gang in any case.

Sovereign Court

I really hope they stick a Jazz soundtrack. Maybe even get the Seatbelts to do it?


If they don't have the jazz soundtrack, you can be damn sure there will be a revolt.

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Werthead wrote:
Hama wrote:

What.

Huh.

Didn't know that Siegel is a traditional korean last name.

The character design and attitude of Spike was based on Japanese actor Yusaku Matsuda (from 1970s cop show DETECTIVE STORY), so it's not like the original Japanese creators were much concerned with the logic of the situation either (not to mention the complete logic breakdown of Faye being born and bred in Hong Kong but somehow passing as a Romany). Besides, there seems to be a lot of fan-theorising that Siegel was an alias or adopted name from his time in the criminal gang in any case.

Didn't know that. Alrighty then.

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