This is the kind of news we’ve been waiting to hear! According to THR, Daniel Dae Kim is currently in talks to join the Hellboy reboot film, Rise of the Blood Queen. After the white-washing controversy of Ed Skrein‘s casting, the studio has seemingly righted their wrong in their next choice.
Ed Skrein had originally been cast in the role of Major Ben Daimio, a character of mixed Asian background. After a large outcry from fans, following other blockbuster films white-washing, Skrein did what he thought was right – he left the role. The studio then echoed his sentiments saying the following:
It was not our intent to be insensitive to issues of authenticity and ethnicity, and we will look to recast the part with an actor more consistent with the character in the source material.
Now, is Hellboy going to be the film that ends the white-washing trend? Probably not. But hopefully this lets Hollywood and studio heads know that this really isn’t okay anymore. And we know Kim has the acting chops, being a veteran of Lost and Hawaii Five-0. Please keep casting this way, Hollywood! And we’re all crossing our fingers for Daniel Dae!
What do you think of the news? Let us know! Be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for more Hellboy news. Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen currently has no release date.
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