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Ed Skrein is leaving the Hellboy reboot after an outcry over his casting.

Skrein, who is known for playing the villain in last year’s Deadpool, joined the cast of the Hellboy reboot last week, and he was to play rugged military member Major Ben Daimio, who in the comic books is Asian. Some on social media objected to the casting, calling it another example of Hollywood whitewashing a character. And after a mounting outcry, he decided to leave the project, sharing the news on Twitter Monday.

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