Report: DEADPOOL Villain In Talks For R-Rated HELLBOY Reboot

Ed Skrein
Credit: 20th Century Fox
Credit: Mike Mignola (Dark Horse Comics)

Ed Skrein is in talks to play B.P.R.D. member Ben Daimio in Lionsgate's Hellboy reboot, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In comic books, Ben Daimio is a revived former U.S. Marine who has acted as a BP.R.D. team commander at times. Daimio is able to be controlled by a Jaguar spirit that gives him supernatural abilities.

Skrein is best known for playing Ajax in 20th Century Fox's Deadpool, and also started in The Transporter Refueled.

Lionsgate's Hellboy is scheduled to begin shooting in September, with an anticipated 2018 release.

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