The futuristic series — hailed as one of the greatest anime shows of all time — follows an easy-going bounty hunter named Spike Spiegel, who is 27.
Cho, who is 49, spoke to Vulture in a new interview about his intense training for the role and how the age difference between himself and his character was his “biggest fear” in being cast in the Netflix remake.
When the adaptation cast was announced in 2019, some fans were concerned over the age discrepancy between Spike and Cho.
one of things someone pointed out about live action cowboy bebop that made me realize why im not crazy about john cho is why did they get a 49 year old dude to play a character thats in his late 20’s?
i love john cho he’s cool he’s sexy he’s subtle he’s the perfect leading man but based on my very limited understanding of cowboy bebop which i gleaned from years of watching my brother watch the show it seems like he is…….slightly too old to be playing the main character