John Cho To Headline Netflix’s Live-Action ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Series

John Cho Cowboy Bebop NetflixIt seems that Netflix have found their leading cosmic cowboy for their upcoming live-action Cowboy Bebop series in John Cho (Star Trek, Twilight Zone).

John Cho will be headlining the Cowboy Bebop cast as Spike Spiegel, leader of the intergalactic gang. Also joining John Cho will be Mustafa Shakir (Luke Cage) as Jet Black, Alex Hassell (The Miniaturist) as Vicous and Daniella Pineda (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) as Faye Valentine in the upcoming adaption of the hugely popular anime of space bounty hunters.

Josh Applebaum, Jeff Pinkner, André Nemec, and Scott Rosenberg of Midnight Radio will be showrunning and executive producing the series. Alex Garcia will be directing the first two episodes. Garcia is also known for his directing work for live-action Marvel series like Cloak and Dagger and Netflix’s Luke Cage and Daredevil . The first of the ten episode season will been written by Chris Yost (Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok).

The director of the original 1998 Cowboy Bebop anime, Shinichiro Watanabe, will be a consultant on the series. The original series spawned a manga series and a movie before making its way to western audiences in 2001. The series was certainly influential as part of a new wave of anime hitting the U.S. in the early 2000s.

The original Cowboy Bebop anime followed the bounty hunter crew of the Bebop in their adventures across space. The series mainly focused on Spike Spiegel, the carefree cool guy dealing the effects of his troubled past, and his partner Jet Black, the uptight and cynical captain of the Bebop, as well as the rest of the crew.

Soon to feature in the upcoming Wunderkind episode of Jordan Peele’s (Us, Get Out) highly anticipated reboot of The Twilight Zone, John Cho is also set to star in a remake of The Grudge and Alan Yang’s love story Tigertail on Netflix.

Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for more updates on Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop series.

Source: Netflix

Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

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Batman Ben Affleck Matt ReevesBen Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.

Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.

Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.

In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.

Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender X-Men

Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.

Ben Barnes

The Punisher Ben Barnes Billy Russo Jigsaw Marvel

Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling Blade Runner 2049

I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.

Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm Mad Men

Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.

Armie Hammer

Armie Hammer The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.

Richard Madden

Richard Madden Bodyguard

Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.

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  • AlphaBlu

    He’s 46. How’s that gonna work.