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No Outrage As Korean Actor In Talks For Japanese Character In Hellboy Reboot

Written by Tim Midura on Tuesday, September 12 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

No Outrage As Korean Actor In Talks For Japanese Character In Hellboy Reboot

"Eh, close enough." -Hollywood


Source: The Hollywood Reporter

August saw the casting and roasting of Ed Skrein as B.P.R.D. Agent Ben Daimio in the Hellboy reboot. Then, the actor formally stepped down from the role, after claims of whitewashing, citing his unfamiliarity with the character's history, that of a Japanese-American.

In order to appease those who shouted whitewashing from the rooftops, Hollywood turned to the nearest unemployed Asian actor Daniel Dae Kim. A Korean-American, Kim recently left CBS' Hawaii Five-0 over a salary dispute, as he had been seeking equal pay to the show's stars, Alex O'Loughlin and Scott Caan.

Upon finding him, John Hollywood, founder of Hollywood, said, "Eh, Korean is close enough to Japanese. As long as he's not white, right?"

The Hellboy reboot, formerly titled Hellboy: Rise Of The Blood Queen, is directed by Marshall, and stars David Harbour as Hellboy, Ian McShane as Trevor Bruttenholm, Sasha Lane as Alice Monaghan, and Milla Jovovich as The Blood Queen. The film, which is shooting for an R rating, is set to film this fall for a 2018 release.





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Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.


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