Ed Skrein is in talks to play an unspecified villain in 20th Century Fox's Alita: Battle Angel, according to Variety. Based on the manga series Gunnm by Yukito Kishiro, producer James Cameron has talked about adapting the film for over a decade, ultimately hiring Robert Rodriguez to direct the film.
The Alita: Battle Angel cast is currently comprised of Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials's Rosa Salazar in the title role, joined by Christopher Waltz as Doctor Dyson and Jackie Earle Haley as an unnamed cyborg. Filming is said to begin in October at Rodriguez's Austin studio.
Alita: Battle Angel is scheduled to be released July 20, 2018.