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Aug 29 2017
Ed Skrein Exits HELLBOY Over Whitewashing Of Character Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-08-29 at 12.10.50 PMEd Skrein of Deadpool (pictured with co-star Ryan Reynolds from that flick) was recent cast as Major Ben Daimio in the forthcoming Hellboy reboot, only to discover the original character in the comic book was of mixed Asian heritage.

Facing criticism, he decided doing the right thing trumped doing what might be better for his career ...

Screen Shot 2017-08-29 at 12.11.30 PMSkrein doesn't play games! (Image via Zentropa)

Skrein posted a heartfelt note on Twitter announcing his exit from Hellboy, citing a commitment to diversity:

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Sounds like a very principled young man.