Variety is reporting that Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii 5-0, Lost) is currently in talks to replace Ed Skrein as Major Ben Daimio in the upcoming Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen.
The character (who first appeared in the Hellboy comics by Mike Mignola) is a Japanese-American were-jaguar.
Horror News Network reported on the original controversy that broke out on Skrein’s twitter page surrounding the casting decision. Skrein was accused of taking a role that should have gone to an Asian-American actor. The actor quickly left the project and stated that it was not his intention to get involved in yet another “whitewashing” issue.
Stay tuned for more casting news for this highly anticipated film.