Keanu Reeves Talks ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Film

Robert Greenberger

Robert Greenberger is best known to comics fans as the editor of Who's Who In The DC Universe, Suicide Squad, and Doom Patrol. He's written and edited several Star Trek novels and is the author of The Essential Batman Encyclopedia. He's known for his work as an editor for Comics Scene, Starlog, and Weekly World News, as well as holding executive positions at both Marvel Comics and DC Comics.

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3 Responses

  1. Paul1963 says:

    Boy, I'm of two minds on this. On the one hand, Cowboy Bebop is my favorite anime of all time and I'd love to see some new material. On the other, I have to assume that Keanu Reeves is attached to this project with the intention of having him play Spike Spiegel, and I don't see him in that role. I can certainly see the studio watching the fight sequences in Bebop and immediately thinking "Hey, Keanu did that kinda stuff in the Matrix trilogy, let's get him!"Funny thing: The Bebop movie opened in Baltimore about the same time that The Matrix Reloaded was in theaters and I saw them fairly close together. One thing that struck me was that the aerial chase/dogfight in Bebop was a lot more exciting than the freeway chase/battle in Reloaded.Now, what I'd really like to see is another 13 episodes of the Bebop anime. Because it's not as tightly-linear as a lot of series, they could easily do another batch that fit between the existing 26 without doing anything that would screw up the ending.

  2. Matt says:

    I'm with Paul1963. Keanu stay out of the film! You have the acting range of a stoned doll. Hopefully this doesn't go anywhere (like many Hollywood projects). Reeves would do better to back another anime season of Bebop of another anime movie.

  3. Jrod says:

    Keanu is nearly 45 and his middle aged-ness is starting to show, Spike Spiegel is 27. The day when Keanu would've been good for the role is past, if Keanu really wants to stay faithful to Bebop he would know better. PS I love the idea of new bebop episodes, though!