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Daniel Dae Kim in Talks to Replace Ed Skrein in ‘Hellboy’ Reboot

Last month, it was announced that Ed Skrein, who had been cast as Daimio in the upcoming Hellboy reboot, would be leaving the production amidst controversy and criticism of whitewashing. Skrein's character is portrayed as Asian-American in the comic books and his casting yielded major backlash from fans of the original story.  In a heartfelt social media post, Skrein announced his departure in hopes of opening the door for more diverse casting. On Monday, The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Daniel Dae Kim (Lost, Hawaii Five-0) is currently in talks to...

Ed Skrein Gets Support from Hollywood for Decision to Leave ‘Hellboy’ Role

An announcement was made just days ago that brought to light an issue that runs deep in the entertainment industry. It's not the first time it's happened and it likely won't be the last, but when actor Ed Skrein stepped away from Hellboy due to 'Whitewashing' in Hollywood - it made a statement. Ed's decision wowed a lot of people and since his post to Twitter, many have weighed in on the importance of what he said and what it means to entertainment. Larry Gordon, Lloyd Levin, Millennium and...

‘Hellboy’ Actor Ed Skrein Leaves Production Amidst Whitewashing Criticism

The topic of whitewashing has been a long-time and growing concern for fans and the film industry.  In the past few years alone, an increasing number of films and actors have been subject to criticism over the epidemic and, most recently, Hellboy actor Ed Skrein has been the latest to come under fire. As a result of recent criticism regarding whitewashing within the production of Hellboy, Skrein has decided to step down from his role as Daimio in the film.  The character is portrayed as Japanese-American in the comic books and Skrein's casting...