Maybe I am just a dumb-ass white man who cos-plays Sherlock and Spike, however, I do NOT think Spike Spiegel should be played by a white man in a wide release feature film."Bebop", and it four spiritual sequels, are simultaneous requiems/rebirths/calls to arms for the counter-cultures and races assimilated and appropriated by Hollywood, Anime, and popular science fiction. It would be a crass (if ironic) act of imperialism for ANY of the leads in a "Bebop" film to be white. What say you?
I’ve said quite a lot in response to questions like this, all of which can be read and responded to here. For the most part I agree with all the points you raise, and yet despite most of my common sense and sensitivity, I still enjoy visualizing Cumberbatch in the role.