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After hitting some speed bumps in the casting department for the forthcoming Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen, Deadline has confirmed that Daniel Dae Kim is in talks to star in the reboot, replacing Ed Skrein.
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The British actor was set to play the role of Ben Daimio, who, in the Mike Mignola comic books, is a Japanese American whose heritage has a heavy influence on his character. After “whitewashing” backlash, Skrein respectfully stepped down from the role. This may or may not have caused a pivot in Hollywood’s trend of casting white actors in roles meant for Asian and Asian...
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