‘Deadpool’ Actor Ed Skrein Drops Out of ‘Hellboy’ Reboot After Whitewashing Controversy

Actor Ed Skrein announced Monday that he would step down from the “Hellboy” reboot following a controversial whitewashing backlash. Skrein was expected to play Major Ben Daimio, a character from the comic book series of  Asian heritage. The criticism comes at a time when accurate representation of characters in films and movies has lit up the Hollywood conversation. “Representation of ethnic diversity is important, especially to me as I have a mixed heritage family. It is our responsibility to make moral decisions in difficult times and to give voice to inclusivity,” Skrein said in a statement.