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Hellboy Actor Ed Skrein Quits the Reboot After Whitewashing Accusations

Deadpool actor Ed Skrein has stepped down from the film just one week after being cast as Major Ben Daimio, but he has a pretty noble reason for doing so.

Ghost in the Shell drew criticism in casting Scarlett Johansson as Major, while Adam Wingard's Death Note and Marvel's Doctor Strange also raised concerns.

In a public statement , Skrein said he exited the project after learning about Daimio's origins and listening to the concerns of fans and critics alike.

This is a thoughtful and respectable move from Skrein, who stood to benefit hugely from a big role in what is shaping up to be a very promising film .

His belief in working towards a greater good is admirable, and echoes a similar even just last month, in which Mandy Patinkin cancelled plans for him to star in Broadway's The Great Comet after learning he would be replacing an actor of color before their originally announced end date.

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