Daniel Dae Kim to Replace Ed Skrein in 'Hellboy' Reboot

12 September, 2017, 10:26 | Author: Christian Benson
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The actor has been approached after Skrein stepped down of his own accord from the role, confessing that he did not know the roots of the character.

"According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor is now in negotiations with Lionsgate and Millennium to star in the "Hellboy" reboot".

It seems Lionsgate is making good on their word to "recast [Ben Daimio] with an actor more consistent with the character in the source material", choosing Daniel Dae Kim to take Ed Skrein's place in the "Hellboy" reboot.

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In the Hellboy comics, Daimio is depicted as half-Japanese. For anyone wondering, Daimio is a part of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense and, thanks to a run-in with some otherworldly circumstances, he can turn into a jaguar when he's angry. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kim is already in negotiations to play the role of Ben Daimio, which Ed Skrein recently vacated. "[Therefore] I have made a decision to step down so the role can be cast appropriately".

Skrein dropped out of the reboot following public outcry against whitewashing in Hollywood, saying it was important to "honour ethnic minority stories and voices in arts".

Kim is Korean-American. And the actor is no stranger to standing up for his beliefs.

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The actor was seeking equal pay to put him on a par with his co-stars, but his request was not adhered to and he chose to quit the show.

Targeted for release in 2018, director Neil Marshall's Hellboy stars David Harbour as Hellboy, Ian McShane as Trevor Bruttenholm, Milla Jovovich as the Blood Queen and Sasha Lane as Alice Monaghan.

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