Two weeks ago, Ed Skrein departed the reboot of Hellboy to make room for a racially appropriate actor to fill his role.
“I accepted the role unaware that the character in the original comics was of mixed Asian heritage,” the actor wrote in a statement posted to Twitter .
“There has been intense conversation and understandable upset since that announcement, and I must do what I feel is right.” Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter , Daniel Dae Kim is in talks to play Daimio.
The Korean-American Kim’s potential casting is significant because he’s recently been at the center of a separate controversy related to inclusion in Hollywood after he and his Hawaii Five-0 co-star Grace Park left the CBS show due to salary disputes ; they were reportedly looking for pay parity with their two white co-stars.
And all good things come to an end.” When a tropical procedural door closes, a comic-book fantasy window opens.
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