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Hellboy IS Replacing Ed Skrein With An Asian American Actor!

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Looks like this is one example of whitewashing that's actually getting cleaned up!

Two weeks ago, Brit hunk Ed Skrein gracefully (and very publicly) dropped out of Hellboy after being informed the role he had taken was half Japanese in comics.

Ed's unprecedentedly selfless move had a lot of eyes on the project, so producers were forced to find a more appropriate choice.

Related: Chloe Bennet BLASTS Commenter Who Calls Her A Hypocrite For Praising Ed's Decision!

And now it looks like they have in LOST vet Daniel Dae Kim.

According to multiple outlets, the Korean-American actor, who recently made headlines for leaving Hawaii Five-0 over not being paid as much as his costars, is in talks to replace Skrein as Major Ben Daimio.

Daniel is a strong corrective choice for the role both in being the correct race (though not nationality) AND because he's a longtime advocate for diversity in TV and film.

If talks go well, he will join Stranger Things star David Harbour and Milla Jovovich in the reboot, expected to hit theaters next year.

What do YOU think of the casting shakeup??

[Image via IPA/Ivan Nikolov/WENN/Dark Horse Comics.]

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Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Star Chloe Bennet BLASTS Commenter Who Calls Her A Hypocrite For Praising Ed Skrein's Whitewashing Dodge!

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In case you hadn't heard, Deadpool villain Ed Skrein decided to step up and do the right thing.

When he found out the Hellboy role he'd scored was half Japanese in the comic books — and that his playing him, inadvertent or not, would be another example of Hollywood whitewashing — he quickly dropped out of the project with a thoughtful announcement.

Related: The Long History Of Hollywood Whitewashing

Chloe Bennet, the Chinese-American star of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., was just one of many stars who took note and applauded the unselfish move.

She posted to her Instagram:

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Ed Skrein Steps Down From Hellboy Reboot Over Whitewashing Controversy!

Ed Skrein is making a statement.

Ed Skrein was only cast in the Hellboy reboot a week ago, but he's already dropping out!

On Monday, the actor announced he would NOT be playing the role of Major Ben Daimio after receiving backlash for whitewashing the Asian character.

Video: Jamie Chung Gets Backlash Over "Bullshit" Casting Of Half-White Actor

In a thoughtful post on Instagram, the 34-year-old confessed:

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Watch That Hot Guy From Game Of Thrones Replace Jason Statham In The First Trailer For The Transporter: Refueled!

Jason Statham IS The Transporter!

Or maybe not…

When Jason went off to terrorize the gang in Furious 7, his hard-hitting getaway driver Frank Martin needed to be replaced.

[ Video: The Furious 7 Extended Trailer Is The Most Furious Yet! ]

Enter Ed Skrein, whom you may know as the first (really hot) Daario Naharis, who romanced Khaleesi with his big, curved sword on Game Of Thrones!

He left the hit show to do this movie, so ch-ch-check out the video (above) to see for yourself whether it was worth it!

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