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John Cho Responds to Fans Who Think He's Too Old for His 'Cowboy Bebop' Role

John Cho is reacting to some controversy surrounding his Cowboy Bebop casting.

The 49-year-old actor plays bounty-hunter Spike Spiegel in the live-action adaptation of the anime, which is set to be released on Netflix this fall.

In an interview with Vulture, John shared his thoughts on fans who felt he was too old to play Spike, who is 27 in the original show.

Click inside to see his response…More Here! »

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Netflix Teases 'Cowboy Bebop' Starring John Cho, Announces Release This Fall

Netflix has announced that the upcoming live-action Cowboy Bebop series will be released on the streaming service later this year!

The show’s stars participated in a cute video for the Netflix Geeked account, which also served as the announcement that Yoko Kanno will be creating the soundtrack for the live action series. Kanno is the famed composer behind the original anime.

Cowboy Bebop will star John Cho as Spike, Mustafa Shakir as Jet, and Daniella Pineda as Faye. Also in the cast are Alex Hassell and Elena Satine.

The video clip features the three stars jamming to the “Tank” theme.

Cowboy Bebop is the “jazz-inspired, genre-bending story of Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Faye Valentine and Radical Ed: a rag-tag crew of bounty hunters on the run from their pasts as they hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals. They’ll even save the world…for the right price.”

Click inside to watch the teaser video… More Here! »

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John Cho Pens Op-Ed About Asian American Discrimination Amid Covid-19 Crisis

John Cho wrote a powerful essay about discrimination against Asian Americans amid the Coronavirus crisis. The 47-year-old Star Trek actor highlights the verbal and physical abuse being directed at Asian Americans during the pandemic.

Here are some of John‘s thoughts via LA Times:

On the surge of anti-Asian hate crimes: The fact that the coronavirus seems to have originated in China has spawned a slew of anti-Asian hate crimes. Across the country, Asian American parents and children are making versions of the call I made. Friends are sharing first-hand accounts of abuse on text chains and circulating articles on Facebook, always ending with the suddenly ominous “stay safe.”

On how race can be conditional: Asian Americans are experiencing such a moment right now. The pandemic is reminding us that our belonging is conditional. One moment we are Americans, the next we are all foreigners, who “brought” the virus here.

On standing up for your fellow Americans: You can’t stand up for some and not for others. And like the virus, unchecked aggression has the potential to spread wildly. Please don’t minimize the hate or assume it’s somewhere far away. It’s happening close to you. If you see it on the street, say something. If you hear it at work, say something. If you sense it in your family, say something.

Read John Cho‘s full op-ed at LATimes.com!

Look Inside UTA's Private Pre-Oscar Party with Timothee Chalamet, Greta Gerwig, & More!

Timothee Chalamet poses for a photo with filmmakers and couple Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach while attending the UTA Pre-Oscar Party on Friday (February 7) at Sunset Tower in West Hollywood, Calif.

The 24-year-old actor starred in Greta‘s film Little Women, which is nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. She’s also nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay!

Noah wrote and directed the movie Marriage Story, which is also up for Best Picture. He’s also nominated for Best Original Screenplay.

More celebs in attendance at the party included Best Actress and Best Original Song nominee Cynthia Erivo, as well as Elizabeth Banks, Marisa Tomei, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kristen Wiig, Keegan-Michael Key, John Cho, Whitney Cummings, and Tyra Banks. Celebs toasted with Heineken drinks at the event.

15+ pictures inside from inside the UTA Pre-Oscar Party… More Here! »

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'The Grudge' Trailer Debuts Online - Watch Now!

The new horror film The Grudge has just debuted the brand new trailer for the upcoming film, hitting theaters on January 3, 2020.

John Cho, Betty Gilpin, Andrea Riseborough, Lin Shaye, Demian Bichir and Jacki Weaver star in the R-rated, new vision of the film.

The debut trailer for the movie was released just in time for Halloween week – it’ll certainly get you in the spooky spirit!

Check out the debut trailer for The Grudge, and be sure to check out the film in the new year.

Netflix Shuts Down Production on 'Cowby Bepop' for 7-9 Months Following John Cho's On-Set Injury

John Cho‘s knee injury has led to a lengthy production halt for his upcoming Netflix series Cowboy Bepop.

It is being reported that Netflix has shut down production of the upcoming live-action series for 7-9 months after the 47-year-old actor was injured on set in New Zealand, Deadline reports.

According to the reports, sources say the injury occurred as a freak accident that happened on the last take of a routine and well-rehearsed scene. John has already been flown back to Los Angeles for an upcoming surgery and extensive rehabilitation.

“Our thoughts are with John, and he has our complete support as he recuperates from this injury,” a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement to Deadline.

After the news broke, John took to Instagram to thank fans for their well wishes.

“‘Water can flow or it can crash.’ – Bruce Lee,” John wrote. “Thanks for all the well wishes everyone. Gonna be back and flowing in no time!”

We’re hoping John has a speedy recovery!

Jordan Peele Joins 'Twilight Zone' Actors at Hollywood Premiere!

Jordan Peele walks the carpet at the premiere of The Twilight Zone on Tuesday night (March 26) at the Harmony Gold Theater in Hollywood.

The Us and Get Out director is one of the executive producers of the reboot for CBS All Access and he was joined by the show’s many actors – Ike Barinholtz, John Cho, Taissa Farmiga, James Frain, Ginnifer Goodwin, Zabryna Guevara, Percy Hynes-White, Damson Idris, Greg Kinnear, Luke Kirby, Sanaa Lathan, Kumail Nanjiani, Rhea Seehorn, China Shavers, Jacob Tremblay, Erica Tremblay, Jefferson White, Jonathan Whitesell, and DeWanda Wise.

Zabryna received support from her friend Sterling K. Brown while Kumail was joined at the event by his wife Emily V. Gordon.

The first two episodes of the series will premiere on April 1 and additional new episodes will be available on demand weekly beginning on April 11.

FYI: Ginnifer is wearing a Brock Collection dress and Melinda Maria earrings. Zabryna is wearing an Eliza J dress and Stuart Weitzman shoes. Luke is wearing a Dzojchen suit.

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