Earlier this year, British actor Ed Skrein left his role as Major Ben Daimio after the film was hit with allegations of ‘whitewashing’ – Daimio’s character in the comic books is of Japanese-American origin. Additionally, Guillermo Del Toro left the project due to budgeting concerns.

Lost star Daniel Dae Kim has since been announced as Skrein’s replacement, with Game Of Thrones and Deadwood‘s Ian McShane also recently added to the cast. McShane will play Hellboy’s adoptive father, Professor Broom.