Last week, Lost‘s Daniel Dae Kim confirmed his casting in the Hellboy reboot as Major Ben Daimio, a member of the B.P.R.D. (Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense). The casting came after Ed Skrein, of Deadpool fame, had initially been cast in the role but later stepped down due to concerns over whitewashing.
While Skrein’s decision was cause for controversy amongst some fans, it doesn’t seem to have bred any concern between the two actors, who appeared together in a picture Kim shared recently on his Facebook page.
In the post, Kim wrote:
I don’t necessarily believe that everything happens for a reason, but I’m sure glad this did. Thanks for the opportunity to get to know one another in person, @edskrein. Grateful to now call you #friend.
This is the first we’ve seen of any interaction between the two actors since the change in casting and it’s good to see both Kim and Skrein have taken it in good spirit.
Whitewashing is a recurring and persistent problem within Hollywood, one that all too often is allowed to slide by producers, cast and filmmakers. It is encouraging to see, in this instance, Skrein taking responsibility for the issue and stepping down to make way for an Asian actor to take the part of an Asian character.
Are you excited to see Kim as Major Ben Daimio? Would you still like to see Skrein take on a different role in the rebooted Hellboy franchise? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Directed by Neil Marshall (The Descent, Dog Soldiers) and written by comic creator Mike Mignola, alongside Andrew Cosby and Christopher Golden, the Hellboy reboot stars David Harbour, Ian McShane, Milla Jovovich, Penelope Mitchell, Sasha Lane and Daniel Dae Kim.
Hellboy will hit theaters on January 11, 2019.
7 Greatest Moments In Bad Superhero Movies
There have been so many superhero films over the past few years. It’s a genre that keeps expanding and the amount of superhero films being released every year is steadily increasing. But, not every one of these films will be successful. In fact, there have already been several bad films in the genre. However, most of these movies almost always have an inkling of good within them.
No one wants to make a bad movie, and there are always several sequences and small moments that work within said films. When you study the art of film, it’s crucial to look at what makes those kind of films bad, as well as what worked and what didn’t. In this instance, I decided to talk about several great moments from terrible superhero films that at least deserve some kind of recognition.
Here are the 7 greatest moments in bad superhero movies. Click Next to Continue.