Cowboy Bebop is a part of that long list of anime and manga properties that have been in the works for a Hollywood adaptation for years (along with Ghost in the Shell, Alita, Death Note, and more). However, unlike a lot of those other properties, it’s already pretty darn Western in its approach. It has a pretty standard sci-fi western feel to it, and is completely devoid of most Japanese cultural references, meaning a lot less of it would need to be changed in adaptation in order to appeal to a Western audience.
However, recently, the entire cast for the upcoming live-action series was announced, and chief among the cast was Star Trek and Harold and Kumar star John Cho. It was definitely an unexpected piece of casting, but still one that could work out — if they could somehow get us to buy the look of the character. Well, if you had doubts, doubt no more.
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Guys, John Cho has the Spike Spiegel hair now and I fucking told you he would be perfect for this role! Dreams do come true. pic.twitter.com/J3Jf7F6Sm9
— Kayleigh Donaldson (@Ceilidhann) June 17, 2019
In a post from critic Kayleigh Donaldson, we see a photo of John Cho with some interesting-looking hair. If I wasn’t mistaken, I’d say he was prepping his do for the role, as the look is pretty much uncanny. It very much resembles the hair of the character without feeling too anime, which is a difficult balance to strike.
So what does this mean for the series’ production? Are they actually getting close to production, are they testing hairstyles, or does he just walk around like that? We shall wait and see!
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SOURCE: Kayleigh Donaldson