The first images of Netflix’s live-action Cowboy Bebop are surprisingly faithful to the anime – but one character is notably missing.
Netflix has revealed the first photos of its long-awaited live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop.
The new images reveal an adaptation far more faithful to the original anime than previous American attempts at adapting the anime, such as the critical Netflix film. Death threat or 2009 is just as vilified Dragon ball evolution. The footage gives fans a first glimpse of John Cho as Spike Spiegel, who looks the part with his new puffy hairstyle and bright blue suit. The images also reveal that the Harold and Kumar The star worked for the role, which is fitting, given that Spike is said to be a master of Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do fighting style. Mustafa Shakir, who Marvel fans may recognize from his role as Bushmaster in the Luke Cage The TV series now sports a shaved head and robotic arm, recreating the look of Jet Black from the animated series. Jurassic WorldDaniella Pineda stars as the mysterious Faye Valentine, whose costume has seen the most changes: While she keeps the anime’s yellow top, it’s now paired with a black skirt, and she now wears her red jacket instead of just wrapping it around his arms.
Ein also appears in the photos, and unlike previous rumors that suggested the team’s data dog would be recast to a different breed, he’s still a Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
The photos also show the first glimpse of the interior of the Bebop spacecraft, which serves as both transport and home for the show’s capable but unlucky group of bounty hunters. In addition to the Bebop, the footage also shows a bloodied Spike walking through a church, which is reminiscent of one of the most iconic action scenes from the second half of the animated series. Spike’s friend turned nemesis, Vicious, is missing from this photo and all posted photos. Alex Hassel from The boys was previously the villain of the series, but the sword-wielding gangster is notably absent from the church image.
At the very least, Vicious has been confirmed as part of the live-action series. The same can’t be said for the latest Bebop team member: Absent from photos and all casting announcements so far is the team’s resident hacker, Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV, better known as the name of Ed. In the anime, Ed doesn’t join the Bebop crew until a third of the start of the series, so it’s possible that she won’t appear until later in the series, but at the moment there is no no trace of her in the live action series. If Ed is indeed absent from the live-action series, some storylines in the anime would have to undergo substantial changes, suggesting that the Netflix adaptation could end up diverging from the source material more than the costumes and decors do suggest.
In addition to the new footage, Netflix also revealed when its live-action Cowboy Bebop will be in first.
The original Cowboy Bebop The animated series is available to stream on Netflix, Hulu, and the Adult Swim website.
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