Deadpool villain Ed Skrein has reportedly joined the cast of the Hellboy reboot in a main role.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Skrein will portray Major Ben Daimio, a military member of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense. The character is able to turn into a jaguar when he gets angry or is in pain because of a prior supernatural incident.
Skrein played main villain Ajax in Deadpool and also starred as Daario Naharis in Game of Thrones before being replaced by Michiel Huisman.
Ed Skrein in Deadpool
IGN has reached out to Lionsgate for comment and will update the story if we receive a response.
The Hellboy reboot is being directed by Neil Marshall (The Descent) and begins filming this September. The film will have a “darker tone” and serve as “more of a character piece.” For more on the R-rated reboot, be sure to check out IGN’s rundown of the 9 things we want to see in the film.
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