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Hellboy: Daniel Dae Kim Tapped to Play Major Ben Daimio

13 September 2017

"I feel it is important to honour and respect that", he said in a statement.

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

In the comic books upon which the Hellboy films are based, the character is Japanese-American, which led to social media protest when Skrein was cast in August (Kim, who previously starred on Lost, is actually of Korean descent). At the time, the film company said it was looking to recast the role with an actor "more consistent with the character in the source material".

When Kim dropped out of Hawaii Five-0, he gave a relevant statement saying "The path to equality is rarely easy".

Hawaii Five-0’ Actors Quit
Hawaii Five-0’ Actors Quit

Reacting to the criticism, Skrein pulled out of the film, saying, "It is our responsibility to make moral decisions in hard times and to give voice to inclusivity".

After a well-publicized exit from television's "Hawaii Five-0", Daniel Dae Kim might have his next role. Both Asian actors, who were series regulars on the show's first seven seasons, were not offered the same pay as their white costars, Alex O'Loughlin and Scott Caan. "I will miss him sincerely. It has been nothing short of an honor to be able to showcase the beauty and people of Hawaii every week, and I couldn't be prouder to call these islands home". In fact, actor Ed Skrein (whom you might recognise from Deadpool and Game of Thrones) was already locked in to the role up until last month.

Hellboy is set for release in 2018.

Hellboy will be directed by Neil Marshall and star 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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Hellboy: Daniel Dae Kim Tapped to Play Major Ben Daimio