Hellboy creator Mike Mignola just shared (via Twitter) the first image of the new Hellboy—and its fucking incredible. For those behind on the saga, the Hellboy franchise is being rebooted with Neil Marshal directing and David Harbour set to star (after the studio had an acrimonious split with franchise launchers Guillermo Del Toro and former Hellboy star Ron Perlman). While the film hasn’t gone before the cameras yet, this concept art hints at good things to come. Have a look-see:
— Mike Mignola (@artofmmignola) September 13, 2017
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The Hellboy Reboot is already stirring up controversy. No, I’m not talking about the change in leadership or the complete recasting .The last actor cast in the film was Ed Skrein, who had been brought on to play the character Ben Daimio, quit the project late last month. Skrein took a stand against what he saw as a troubling trend in Hollywood adaptations: Whitewashing. The term describes casting white actors to play characters who were conceived as belonging to an ethnic minority. A recent example is Scarlett Johansson’s portrayal of The Major in Ghost in the Shell (an Asian character). In this case, Skrein is white and the character Ben Daimio is mixed. Asian American actor Daniel Dae Kim was brought on to replace him.
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