Now that Deadpool got revenge on him, Ed Skrein is looking for a role in another comic book franchise. The former Deadpool villain has joined the cast of Lionsgate and Millennium’s Hellboy reboot playing the role of Major Ben Daimio, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Major Daimio is a character from the Hellboy comics and is described as “a rugged military member of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense” who, because of an encounter with supernatural forces, has the ability to turn into a jaguar when he is angry or in pain.
Skrein will join David Harbour who is playing to role of the demonic hero Hellboy, Ian McShane who is playing Hellboy’s adoptive father Professor Broom, Sasha Lane as Alice Monaghan who has supernatural abilities thanks to faeries and Milla Jovovich as the antagonist sorceress the Blood Queen who is out to destroy humanity.
Hellboy and Daimio’s fellow BPRD teammember Abe Sapien is rumored to be playing a part in the film as well.
Filming is set to being in Bulgaria and the U.K. in September with an eye on a release sometime in 2018.