‘Hellboy’ Reboot Adds ‘Deadpool’ Actor Ed Skrein

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Ed Skrein will be starring in another comic book adaptation.

Skrein, who many will know as villain Ajax in Deadpool, a younger version of ass-kicking driver Frank Martin Jr. in The Transporter Refueled, or the first actor to play Daario Naharis (before being recast with actor Michael Huisman) in Game of Thrones, has been cast in the upcoming Hellboy reboot.

THR is reporting that Skrein will be playing B.P.R.D. (The Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense) member Major Ben Daimio. In the comics, an encounter with a native jaguar cult during an ill-fated rescue mission in the Bolivian jungle leaves him with a severe scar on the left side of his face. Changed by the jaguar spirit, Daimio has the ability to transform into a freakin’ werejaguar under extreme stress.

The English actor will be joining David Harbour (playing Hellboy), Ian McShane (on board as Hellboy’s adoptive father Professor Broom), and Milla Jovovich (cast as villainess Nimue the Blood Queen).

Hellboy, with The Descent and Centurion director Neil Marshell at the helm, is set to star shooting next month in the U.K. and Bulgaria.

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