Ed Skrein has stepped down from role as Ben Daimio in the upcoming Hellboy reboot film following accusations of whitewashing, as in comic books the character is of Asian descent.
Skrein has released a statement, which can be read in full below:
No recasting or statement from the studio has been made public. Hellboy creator Mike Mignola tweeted "Thank you, Ed Skrein. Well done," following Skrein's announcement.
Hellboy is expected to be released in 2018.