It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… Daniel Dae Kim? Twitter is obsessed with the idea of upcoming “Hellboy” star Daniel Dae Kim as the Man of Steel after he graced attendees with his presence at the 16th Unforgettable Gala, presented by BMW, on Dec. 9.
Kim stepped onto the red carpet at the Beverly Hilton looking dapper and classic in a black suit and glasses. With his chiseled features and charismatic personality, Kim was already superhero material, but when the specs came off, the movement reminded us of a certain Daily Planet writer getting ready to save the world again.
— Kore Asian Media (@koreasianmedia) December 10, 2017
What started out as a simple, fun caption, however, ended up firing up people’s imagination, including that of “Legends of Tomorrow” star Caity Lotz and “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”’s Chloe Bennet.
— Caity Lotz (@caitylotz) December 10, 2017
— Chloe Bennet (@ChloeBennet4) December 10, 2017
Kim himself commented, writing, “We could really use a big-screen Asian superhero, couldn’t we?”
Thanks, @ChloeBennet4 & @caitylotz! #Superman is one of my favorites and I’m a big #HenryCaville fan. But yeah, we really could use a big screen Asian superhero, couldn’t we? #LookUpInTheSky #Someday https://t.co/RL7FTaYF27
— Daniel Dae Kim (@danieldaekim) December 11, 2017
Other Twitters users chimed in, expressing their approval of the idea, pointing out that an Asian version of the superhero, Kenon Kong, does exist in the comics and that Kal-El is an alien and could technically be played by an actor of any race. Nerds of Color pointed out that hapa actor Dean Cain once portrayed Superman in the 1993 series “Lois and Clark.”
— The Nerds of Color (@TheNerdsofColor) December 10, 2017
What do you think of Daniel Dae Kim stepping into the red and blue spandex suit?