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British actor Ed Skrein has pulled out of a role in the upcoming Hellboy reboot after a backlash because he was cast as a character of Asian heritage. The Deadpool star, 34, said he did not know the race of Major Ben Daimio when he accepted the part in the comic book adaptation. He said he was stepping down "so the role can be cast appropriately". The initial casting prompted accusations of Hollywood "whitewashing" following other recent rows.
originally posted by: intrepid
Good on him. He didn't have to. And before you take a run at me wouldn't Kung Fu had been better with Bruce Lee, who they wanted but the studio pushed David Carradine?
originally posted by: hangedman13
And the Dark Tower suffered for it's casting choice for Roland [And Randal Flagg] But hey it's their money to waste. It's funny to hear all the whining about casting when most movies and tv shows suffer from crappy writing. Doesn't matter who you cast for what, if the script stinks no one can save it.
originally posted by: fiverx313
originally posted by: Skid Mark
a reply to: fusiondoe
If only the dude who took the role of Roland in the Dark Tower movie would do the same thing.
again, you need things explained at such a level i'm not even sure where to start...