Deadpool villain Ajax or as we like to call him, Francis, will be making his way to the Hellboy Universe!

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ed Skrein will join the cast of the upcoming Hellboy reboot. He will join  that already Resident Evil alumnus Milla Jovovich.

Ed Skrein

The reboot is being put together by Millennium and Lionsgate. It will see David Harbour take on the role as Hellboy. Hellboy will be directed by Game of Thrones’s Neil Marshall. Also, cast in the movie is Ian McShane, who will be playing Professor Bruttenholm, Hellboy’s adoptive father. It is expected they will face off against a medieval sorceress played by Milla Jovovich who is out to destroy mankind. Rumors indicate Jovovich will play the Blood Queen.

Skrein will take on the role of Major Ben Daimio. He’s a military member of the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense, who thanks to a supernatural event can turn into a jaguar when either in pain or anger. Aside from playing Ajax in Deadpool, Skrein headlined 2015’s The Transporter Refueled and will appear in Robert Rodriguez’s Alita: Battle Angel, which is due to be released summer of 2018.

The Hellboy reboot is set to begin production next month and will shoot in Bulgaria and the United Kingdom.

How do you feel about the reboot? Are you excited about it?