There is no question that international action star Daniel Dae Kim can pull off any superhero role, even the iconic Superman from DC Comics.
The talented Korean American actor certainly has the build, looks and charisma of someone who could classify as superhero material. That is why a GIF image of him simply removing his glasses has sparked buzz on Twitter about him being fit to play the man from Krypton.
“Clark Kent transforming into Superman,” Kore Asian Media wrote playfully as the caption for the GIF on Sunday.
— Kore Asian Media (@koreasianmedia) December 10, 2017
Several Twitter users responded in agreement, including DC actress Caity Marie Lotz and Marvel star Chloe Bennet.
Lotz, who plays a DC superhero via the small screen iteration of the character White Canary, wrote:
— Caity Lotz (@caitylotz) December 10, 2017
Meanwhile, Bennet, who plays the role of Agent Daisy Johnson, an Inhuman (formerly known as Skye) in the ABC spy-fi series Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” said:
— Chloe Bennet (@ChloeBennet4) December 10, 2017
Despite technically being an alien from the fictional planet of Krypton, Kal-El, a.k.a. the Man of Steel has always been portrayed by a White actor on the big screen. Superman has only been portrayed by a POC once on the small screen via the popular 1990s TV series “Lois and Clark” with Hapa actor Dean Cain wearing the blue and red spandex suit.
— The Nerds of Color (@TheNerdsofColor) December 10, 2017
Kim can also take on the role of Kenan Kong, the Asian Superman in the comics, created in 2016 by American-born Chinese author Gene Luen Yang.
Kim also recently wrapped up shooting for the 2019 flick “Hellboy”, where he plays the comic character Ben Daimio, a member of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, and a former U.S. Marine Corps who has the ability to transform into a “werejaguar” when he’s under extreme stress.
…And that is a wrap for me on #HELLBOY! Thanks to the producers, our director, Neil Marshall, @artofmm, @dkharbour, @sashablane, @pfhmitchell, @millajovovich, and especially the people of #Bulgaria. You made me feel so welcome. Thank you! Until next time, bye Europe and hello, #USA. #HomewardBound #WinterWonderland
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