It’s no secret things aren’t looking so good for Mark Salling.
When the news broke out, director Adi Shankar said he would “wait for the facts to arrive” until it was proven that the 33-year-old really broke the law.
So after a federal grand jury indicted the actor for two counts of child porn last week, Shankar was true to his word and began immediately removing Salling from the film.
According to reports, the production is about to re-shoot all of Salling’s scenes — and the filmmaker is personally paying for all of it!
On the plus side of all this, Shankar will also be donating a percentage of profits from the dark superhero film to an abused children’s charity, telling TMZ:
“Child abuse is a cultural cancer whose tentacles penetrate far deeper than a single celebrity caught with illicit images on his computer.”
No word on who will be cast as Salling’s replacement in playing the film’s starring villain role just yet, but anything will be a step up from this.
Though Salling would def be believable as a villain
We applaud Shankar in keeping his promise in swiftly removing the disgraced actor from his film.
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