Daniel Dae Kim in Talks to Join “Hellboy” Cast as Major Ben Daimio

Daniel Dae Kim

Variety reports today that actor Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii Five-OLost) is in talks to join the upcoming Hellboy reboot as Major Ben Daimio, a role vacated by actor Ed Skrein (The Transporter: RefueledDeadpool) following online controversy over whitewashing. The character of Major Ben Daimio is Japanese American. Skrein is not Asian American, whereas Kim is Asian American (but not Japanese American).

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