Deadpool's Ed Skrein Joins The Hellboy Reboot

Looks like the Hellboy has found Francis. The new Lionsgate and Millenium Hellboy reboot film is adding Ed Skrein from Deadpool and Game of Thrones to its already-impressive cast, according to THR.com.

Ed Skrein

Skrein, who played Francis/Ajax in the Fox hit film Deadpool, joins the new Hellboy, David Harbour, the new Professor Broom, Ian McShane, and the lovely Milla Jovovich as the Blood Queen. Skrein will play Major Ben Daimio, a rugged military man who is part of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense — oh, and when he gets angry or is in pain, he can turn into a jaguar.

The film, based on the comics by Mike Mignola, is being directed by Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones) and will be filmed in the U.K. and Bulgaria.

Besides his turn as Ajax, Skrein also lead the 2015 The Transporter Refueled and will be seen in Alita: Battle Angel from Robert Rodriguez, due in theaters in 2018.

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.

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