Ed Skrein Confirms His Villain Role in 20th Century Fox's 'Deadpool'
by Ethan Anderton
April 7, 2015
On April Fools Day, we learned that 20th Century Fox's adaptation of Deadpool would absolutely be an R-rated comic book venture, and fans couldn't have been happier. And with production underway in Vancouver, more details keep surfacing online. You can find some set photos and videos around the web that we won't post here, but co-star Ed Skrein revealed something that we can highlight, and that's his role in the film. Complete with a picture of his on-set chair, Skrein revealed that he's playing the villain Ajax, who is one of the men responsible for Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) becoming Deadpool in the comics.
Here's how Ed Skrein revealed the news on Twitter:
— Ed Skrein (@edskrein) April 7, 2015
Just like Wolverine, Ajax was a participant in the Weapon X program, and he was transformed into a killing machine who couldn't feel pain, in addition to increased strength, speed and other typical superhuman attributes. Since it's likely that this film will completely redo the origin of Deadpool, who is subjected to an experiment that gives him accelerated healing powers and more, surely Ajax will be part of that. After all, the film is said to follow Deadpool as he hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life, and that seems to be Ajax. Here's hoping Skrein can do the character justice. Deadpool arrives on February 12th, 2016.