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Daniel Dae Kim to Replace Ed Skrein in 'Hellboy' Reboot Following Whitewashing Controversy

Daniel Dae Kim is in talks to join the upcoming Hellboy reboot in the role of Major Ben Daimio after Ed Skrein dropped out of the project amid a whitewashing controversy.

Skrein decided to leave the film after there was an outcry over a white actor playing an Asian-American character.

In the Hellboy comics, the character is Japanese-American and described as a “rugged military member of the bureau for paranormal research and defense who, due to a supernatural encounter, can turn into a jaguar when angered or in pain,” according to THR.

Daniel recently quit his role on the television series Hawaii Five-0 due to a salary dispute with CBS.

Ed Skrein Leaves 'Hellboy' Amid Whitewashing Controversy

Ed Skrein has exited the upcoming Hellboy reboot after his casting was criticized as another incident of whitewashing in Hollywood.

The 34-year-old actor, best known for his work in Deadpool, was set to play Major Ben Daimio, who is an Asian character in the comic books.

“Last week it was announced that I would be playing Major Ben Daimio in the upcoming Hellboy reboot. I accepted the role unaware that the character in the original comics was of mixed Asian heritage,” Ed wrote in a letter on Twitter. “There has been intense conversation and understandable upset since that announcement, and I must do what I feel is right.”

“It is clear that representing this character in a culturally accurate way holds significance for people, and that to neglect this responsibility would continue a worrying tendency to obscure ethnic minority stories and voices in the Arts. I feel it is important to honour and respect that. Therefore I have decided to step down so the role can be cast appropriately,” Ed continued.

“Representation of ethnic diversity is important, especially to me as I have a mixed heritage family,” Ed said. “It is our responsibility to make moral decisions in difficult times and to give voice to inclusivity. It is my hope that one day these discussions will become less necessary and that we can help make equal representation in the Arts a reality.”

“I am sad to leave Hellboy but if this decision brings us closer to that day, it is worth it. I hope it makes a difference,” he concluded the letter.

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Daniel Craig & Eddie Redmayne Celebrate Young Filmmakers At Into Film Awards 2017!

Daniel Craig stepped out for a rare official public appearance at this morning’s (March 14) 2017 Into Film Awards held at The Odeon Empire in Leicester Square in London, England.

The 48-year-old actor was joined by Eddie Redmayne, Ruth Wilson, Deadpool‘s Ed Skrein and Transformers: The Last Knight‘s Laura Haddock at the event highlighting just how much creativity and filmmaking talent is present among today’s schools and young people.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Daniel Craig

It was recently reported that Ben-Hur star Jack Huston is the name at the top of the list to replace Daniel as James Bond should he no longer want the role.

20+ pictures inside of Daniel Craig, Eddie Redmayne and others at the ceremony…More Here! »

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Luke Evans & Ed Skrein Hit the Red Carpet at BAFTAs 2017

Luke Evans looked so suave while stepping out at the 2017 EE British Academy Film Awards on Sunday (February 12) at Royal Albert Hall in London, England.

The 37-year-old actor was also joined a the event by Ed Skrein.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Luke Evans

While Luke and Ed weren’t up for any awards, Luke did take to the stage to present the award for Best Special Visual Effects.

Meanwhile, Luke‘s Girl on the Train co-star Emily Blunt was up for Best Actress for the flick.

FYI: Luke is wearing Thom Sweeney.

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Ryan Reynolds Jokes About Sex With Blake Lively During MTV Movie Award's Acceptance Speech

Ryan Reynolds looks hot in a red tie while attending the 2016 MTV Movie Awards held at Warner Bros. Studios on Saturday (April 9) in Burbank, Calif.

The 39-year-old Deadpool star was joined by his co-star Ed Skrein and the film’s fight coordinator, Philip J Silvera.

Also in attendance was Alexander Skarsgard, who posed backstage with Samuel L. Jackson.

During Ryan‘s acceptance speech for Best Comedic Performance, he thanked his wife Blake Lively.

“I want to thank my wife—everything I do is to make her laugh, especially the sex. Thank you,” he said.

FYI: Ed is wearing a Thom Sweeney burgundy seersucker three piece suit, an Edward Sexton tab collar shirt, an E.Tautz hounds too woven tie, and Edward Green black suede brogues.

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Ed Skrein Supports Young Filmmakers At Into Film Awards 2016!

Ed Skrein looks mighty fine while rocking his leather jacket at the 2016 Into Film Awards held at the Odeon Leicester Square on Tuesday (March 15) in London, England.

The 32-year-old Deadpool star was joined by Game of ThronesIwan Rheon, Michael Sheen, Simon Pegg, James Norton and Containment‘s David Gyasi at the event celebrating the best young filmmakers, film clubs, and teachers of the past year.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ed Skrein

Ed was recently nominated for Best Villain for his role as Ajax in Deadpool at the upcoming 2016 MTV Movie Awards, as well as Best Fight with Ryan Reynolds – Make sure to tune in to see if he wins on April 10th!

20+ pictures inside of Ed Skrein and others at the 2016 Into Film AwardsMore Here! »

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Ed Skrein Wishes 'Deadpool' Was Given a Bigger Budget

Ed Skrein looks suave in his leather jacket while heading into Chateau Marmont for a night on the town on Friday (February 19) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The 32-year-old British actor recently opened up to Entertainment Weekly about how he wishes his movie Deadpool was given a bigger budget. It was made for just $58 million.

“If Tim [Miller] had would’ve had, let’s say, $100 million for this film, he would have found even more creative solutions for how to use the money,” Ed said. “You can give Tim a hundred mil and he won’t waste it. It’ll go straight into more creativity.”

Also pictured inside: Aaron Taylor-Johnson and his wife Sam leaving the same venue that night.

FYI: Aaron is wearing a Levi’s trucker jacket.

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